The Western Balkans is not an easy place to define, although most academics and experts do agree that the highly-politicized geographical term generally refers to Albania and territories of former Yugoslavia. Similarly, the way sport is organized in the region is equally complex and elusive. On this week’s episode, Dr.  Marko Begović, an expert in all things sport policy in the Western Balkans, joins us the pod. Tune in as Marko gives us a 101 on the Third Way form of political governance that underpinned the sports system in former Yugoslavia, the legacy of that system on the way sport is now being run in countries such as his homeland Montenegro, as well as sport as a political apparatus that’s increasingly being hijacked by right-wing nationalists the world over.

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