Global Sports Organizations play their own part in International Relations providing policies, entertainment, and competition. One of the main questions is how much of an impact do they have in IR. Using two prominent theories in International Relations, realism and constructivism, this research conducts two case studies on the International Olympic Committee and the Federation Internationale de Football Association to see which one proves true. Three hypotheses shape these studies: are states controlling the agenda, how strong is the leadership of the president, and do the organizations push their own initiatives independently. After testing these, we see global sports organizations lean more toward the constructivist theory. The third hypothesis showed both the IOC and FIFA have been instrumental in pushing their initiatives and getting states to adopt them.
"Making a Difference: The Role of Global Sports Organizations,"
The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review: Vol. 5:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/eiupsr/vol5/iss1/1