Routledge Book Series, Critical Research in Football

We are very pleased to announce a very exciting opportunity for football scholars involved in all aspects of the game. Routledge have signed off a new book series on Critical Research in Football led by Football Collective members. 

Dr Peter Millward, Dr Dan Parnell, Dr Paul Widdop, Dr Stacey Pope and Dr Jamie Cleland are editing this very exciting series for Routledge. 

This post is to make a call for proposals globally, but in doing so we are very pleased to announce that the first proposal by Dr Andrew Hodges (provisionally) titled: Fan Activism, Protest and the State: Football Ultras in Post-Yugoslav Croatia has been accepted.  I am sure everyone will join in congratulating Andrew.

Do you have a book proposal idea?

In brief, the series aims to showcase the best contemporary research in football studies, across the full range of disciplinary approaches, from sociology and management to coaching science.

Books will be theoretically informed and empirically rooted, and we would encourage projects that have an international aspect, authorship and appeal.  Proposals for both authored and edited volumes will be considered.

Books will ideally be between 60,000 and 80,000 words in length, although proposals for short-form monographs (20,000 to 50,000 words) will also be considered.  Suitable proposals will be subject to a process of peer review.

If you are interested in discussing an idea then please do not hesitate to contact one of the editors of the book series, or Dr Jamie Cleland direct on


You can read more about the books already published in the series here.


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