volume 19, issue 4, P530-551 2003
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/19.4.530
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Abstract: * multiplicity-the number of leagues at the same level of the hierarchy; * membership-the conditions under which a team enters and exits a league; and * governance-the methods for deciding and enforcing league rules and policies. A league also normally makes other decisions, such as developing playing rules and controlling aspects