The context of international professional football
largely evolved during the 1990s. In the past ten
years or so, football has moved from being a national
culture to real internationalization. This has created
a huge business with several dimensions, and thus
football has become a unique example of merchandising
in sport – the only similar case perhaps being
the Olympics, which are also universal but occur less
The term distance learning has different meanings to different people and populations.
By presenting international perspectives of distance learning, this book embraces all
those meanings and populations without giving preference to any. In todayʹs global
world where distance providers can address local learning needs, it is important for
distance learning practitioners and researchers as well as higher education
administrators and faculty to have a broad view of how distance learning is
conceptualized, planned and delivered....
The jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice generally demonstrates
that no rule of international law can be interpreted and applied without regard to
its innate values and the basic principles of human rights. Through its case-law the
ICJ has made immense contributions to the development of human rights law,
and in so doing continues to provide solutions to mounting international prob-
lems, such as terrorism and unilateral use of force.