Political Science | Politics & The Sports Business
Y200 | 3358 | Monroe

	The professional sports industry provides a unique opportunity to
understand the relationship between government and business.  Just about
every public policy toward business, including antitrust, taxation, even the
prohibition against slavery, has an interesting application in professional
sports.  Likewise, these same issues are relevant in amateur sports,
especially the revenue generating NCAA sports.  The course will investigate
the way sports is regulated in the United States, with special attention to
the implications for sports policy.  Topics will include the special status
of professional sports leagues and the NCAA (including antitrust issues),
race and sports, gender and sports, the political economy of ticket and
concession prices (including scalping), labor relations, franchise location
and subsidization, and alternatives to current sports policy.