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Global Sports Policy

Author : Catherine Palmer
ISBN : 9781473903210
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century" - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University "This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level" - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Global Sporting Arms Race

Author : Veerle De Bosscher
ISBN : 9781841262284
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Over the last few decades, the power struggle between nations to win medals in major international competitions has intensified. This has led to sporting organizations and governments the world over spending ever increasing sums of money on elite sports. In spite of increased funding, competition, and the homogenisation of elite sports systems, the optimum strategy for delivering international success is still unclear. This volume presents an international comparison of elite sports policies in six nations (Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom). Drawing on research involving more than 1,400 athletes, coaches, and performance directors at the highest levels, it seeks to evaluate and compare over 100 factors that lead to international sporting success.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Democratising Global Sport

Author : Sunder Katwala
ISBN : UOM:39015063664364
Genre : Professionalism in sports
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Category: Professionalism in sports

Sport Policy In China

Author : Jinming Zheng
ISBN : 9781351685368
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Acknowledging China’s established status as a global sporting superpower, this is the first book to systematically investigate sport policy in that country. With a focus on sport development in the most recent three decades, Sport Policy in China explores a wide range of topics in Chinese sport, including elite sport development, professional sports, major sports events, sport for all, the political context within which sport is interiorised and the distinctive sporting status of Hong Kong. It examines the debates around policy, globalisation, diplomacy and soft power, as well as the significance of the principle of ‘one country, two systems’. With international appeal, this book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of sport policy, sport management, sport development and sport sociology.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook Of Sport Policy

Author : Ian Henry
ISBN : 9781136660795
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 31.53 MB
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It is difficult to fully understand the role that sport plays in contemporary global society without understanding how and why governments, NGOs and other organizations formulate and implement policy relating to sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy is the only book to offer a comprehensive overview of current perspectives, techniques and approaches to the analysis of sport policy around the world. The book introduces a diverse range of approaches to policy analysis across the full range of political and societal contexts, including developed and developing economies; state-centric, mixed economy and market-led systems, and both liberal democracies and political systems characterized by a dominant elite. It is arranged into five sections addressing the key topics and themes in the analysis of contemporary sport policy, including: theory and its implications for methodology globalization, governance, partnerships and networks elite sport policy development, sport and joint policy agendas sport policy and social theory. With contributions from leading policy analysts around the world, including Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, this book is important reading for any student, researcher or professional working in sport management, sport development, sport and society, or mainstream public policy, policy analysis or social policy.
Category: Political Science

Successful Elite Sport Policies

Author : Veerle De Bosscher
ISBN : 9781782550761
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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How can nations improve their chances of winning medals in international sport? This book deals with the strategic policy planning process that underpins the development of successful national elite sport development systems. Drawing on various international competitiveness studies, it examines how nations develop and implement policies that are based on the critical success factors that may lead to competitive advantage in world sport. An international group of researchers joined forces to develop theories, methods and a model on the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS). The book presents the results of the large-scale international SPLISS-project. In this project the research team identified, compared and contrasted elite sport policies and strategies in place for the Olympic Games and other events in 15 distinct nations. With input from 58 researchers and 33 policy makers worldwide and the views of over 3,000 elite athletes, 1,300 high performance coaches and 240 performance directors, this work is the largest benchmarking study of national elite sport policies ever conducted. The nations taking part in SPLISS are: • Americas: Brazil and Canada • Asia: Japan and South Korea • Europe: Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland • Oceania: Australia
Category: Sports & Recreation

Global Sport Marketing

Author : Michel Desbordes
ISBN : 9780415507202
Genre : Business & Economics
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Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a global sports market, outlining the tools and strategies that marketers and managers can use to take advantage of those opportunities. The book surveys current trends, issues and best practice in international sport marketing, providing a useful blend of contemporary theory and case studies from the Americas, Europe and Asia. It assesses the impact of globalization on teams, leagues, players, sponsors and equipment manufacturers, and highlights the central significance of culture on the development of effective marketing strategy. Global Sport Marketing is key reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport marketing or sport business.
Category: Business & Economics

Elite Youth Sport Policy And Management

Author : Elsa Kristiansen
ISBN : 9781317498803
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Elite youth sport competitions have increased significantly in number in recent years, with the Youth Olympic Games representing the high point of this phenomenon. This book examines the global context within which elite youth sport has emerged and continues to grow. It explores elite youth sport policy across fifteen countries, in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, addressing the questions of how youth talent development is organised and why elite youth sport has become so popular. Taking a comparative global perspective, the book analyses the growth in more systematic approaches to young athlete development and the increasing emphasis on early talent identification. It discusses the attitude of stakeholders (such as NGBs, governments and sponsors) towards elite youth sport, while also considering how young elite athletes’ interests are protected and how the growth in elite youth sport affects a sport’s development strategy. Written by a team of internationally renowned researchers, Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management: A comparative analysis is fascinating reading for all students, scholars, managers, policy-makers and coaches with an interest in youth sport, elite sport development, talent identification and sports policy.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Global Sport

Author : Joseph Maguire
ISBN : 0745615325
Genre : Social Science
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Modern sport has become a global phenomenon. Major sporting events like the Olympics and World Cup are organized on a global scale and watched by millions throughout the world. But the impact of sport is global in other ways too, as it affects political relations, national prestige, and policies on education and health. Contrasts between sports across different societies have diminished, yet a growing diversity of sports cultures are available to people of different nations. In his major new work, Joseph Maguire develops a path-breaking account of sport in a global context, examining the changing nature of sport in relation to globalization. He develops an original theoretical perspective on sport and globalization, drawing on the work of Elias and others to develop a five-stage model of the emergence and global diffusion of modern sport. Global Sport draws on a range of international case studies - from Britain, Australia, and North America - on elite labour migration, media sport, sports industry and the environment, sport, politics and national identity. Maguire analyses the existing balance of power in the global sport process, and highlights the dynamics which will power its future. This book will appeal to second- and third-year undergraduates and postgraduates in sociology, media and cultural studies, social history and geography, and to students on courses on sport and leisure at Higher Education colleges and universities.
Category: Social Science

The Global Sports Arena

Author : John Bale
ISBN : 9781135195861
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sport And Policy

Author : Russell Hoye
ISBN : 9780750685948
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 41.89 MB
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Sport and Policy is the first book of its kind to critically analyse the regulatory role of the state and its impact on sport and the intersections of sport with other areas of government policy. Offering a unique and comprehensive examination of how sport is affected by a range of government policy, each chapter uses an international comparative approach in order to facilitate a broad understanding of sport and policy in a global context. This book is essential reading for any student or practitioner studying or working in policy today, and is: * The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development * Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies This challenging text provides an accessible critical analysis of the intersections of sport with government policy. Russell Hoye is an Associate Professor in Sport Management, School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. His main research areas focus on the governance of sports organizations, the impacts of public policy on sport and the engagement of volunteers in sport. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport Governance (2007) with Elsevier. Matthew Nicholson is an Associate Professor in Sport Management in the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia. His research and teaching interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus (2007). Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University. He has written widely on many aspects of sport policy including doping, sport development, theorising the sport policy process and sport and young people. His most recent books include Sport Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Stability and Change (2007) and Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy (2008) with Elsevier. *The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development *Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies
Category: Business & Economics

Critical Issues In Global Sport Management

Author : Nico Schulenkorf
ISBN : 9781317434641
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The social, cultural and economic significance of sport has never been more evident than it is today. Adopting a critical management perspective, this book examines the most important themes and challenges in global sport management. From match-fixing, doping, bribery and corruption to corporate social responsibility, governance, and new media, it helps students, researchers and practitioners to understand the changing face of the global sport industry. Written by leading international sport management experts, Critical Issues in Global Sport Management includes twenty chapters and real-life case studies from around the world. It examines contemporary governance and management issues as well as the ethical challenges faced by the global sport industry, including questions of integrity and accountability in recent drug scandals that have been widely reported and debated. This book deals with such questions and many more, highlighting the fact that the global sport system is in urgent need of new and innovative solutions to these ongoing problems. Based on cutting-edge research from the US, UK, Australia, Europe and beyond, this book will add depth and currency to any course in sport management, sport business, sport development, or sport events.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Global Sport Economy

Author : Michel Desbordes
ISBN : 9780429619731
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the global sports ecosystem through three of its central pillars: Sport marketing, sports equipment manufacture and sales, and sport governance and organization. By focusing on these three themes, the book presents a nuanced and multi-faceted view of how the global sports economy works and what its main strategic challenges and opportunities are. Offering a balance between theory and practice, and adopting an international perspective with case studies and examples from the Americas, Europe and Asia, the book addresses key issues such as corporate social responsibility, the impact of culture on international sport business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and consumer behaviour. The Global Sport Economy is fascinating reading for students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sport business and management, sport marketing, the sporting goods industry and distribution and sport governance.
Category: Business & Economics

Global Sport Sponsorship

Author : John M. Amis
ISBN : 1845200810
Genre : Business & Economics
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Review: "Estimated to have an annual worth of more than US$25 billion, the global sport sponsorship industry has become of vital importance to anybody interested in understanding the sport-commerce nexus. Global Sport Sponsorship is the first text to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary analysis of this industry. Leading scholars from marketing, management, sociology, cultural studies, tourism, and gender studies address issues central to current debates in each of these disciplines." "Global Sport Sponsorship is essential reading for anyone involved in the practice or academic study of one of the world's largest industries."--BOOK JACKET
Category: Business & Economics

Sport And International Politics

Author : Barrie Houlihan
ISBN : UOM:39015052096149
Genre : International agencies
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Exploring the role and significance of sport in international politics, this volume discusses issues including the impact of international organizations on domestic sport policy. It focuses on an analysis of the global infrastructure of sport and the significance of international sports events.
Category: International agencies

The Sage Handbook Of Sport Management

Author : Russell Hoye
ISBN : 9781473959224
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 54.59 MB
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The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Global Sport For Development

Author : Daryl Adair
ISBN : 9781137289636
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.40 MB
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This book provides a critical approach to sport-for-development, acknowledging the potential of this growing field but emphasising challenges, problems and limitations – particularly if programs are not adequately planned, delivered or monitored.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Eu In International Sports Governance

Author : A. Geeraert
ISBN : 9781137517784
Genre : Political Science
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This book demonstrates that the European Union (EU) can curtail the autonomy of FIFA and UEFA by building upon insights from the principal-agent model. The author argues that EU institutional features complicate control, but do not render the EU powerless, and that FIFA and UEFA can deploy a variety of strategies to mitigate control.
Category: Political Science

Sport Policy And Politics

Author : Barrie Houlihan
ISBN : 9781134794409
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sport, Policy and Politics is a genuinely comparative analysis of sport policy-making in five countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and North America. Some of the issues raised in this book include: * the process of sport policy-making * the administrative framework for sport: the responsibilities of central or federal governments, state governments and local authorities * the division of responsibility between different levels of government * how policy-making has addressed the topical problems of drug abuse in athletes, and the provision of sport and physical education in schools.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Beyond Sport For Development And Peace

Author : Lyndsay M. C. Hayhurst
ISBN : 9781317615491
Genre : Social Science
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Debates around the ‘sport for development and peace’ (SDP) movement have entered a new phase, moving on from simple questions surrounding the utility of sport as a tool of international development. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace argues that critical research and new perspectives and methodologies are necessary to balance the local aspects and global influences of sport and to better understand the power relations embedded in SDP on a transnational scale. As the era of the Millennium Development Goals gives way to a new agenda for sustainable development, this book considers the position of SDP. The book brings together contributors from 15 different countries across the developed and developing worlds, including academic researchers and ‘on the ground’ experts, practitioners and policy-makers, to provide one of the most diverse set of perspectives assembled in SDP scholarship. Looking to the renewed development agenda, its authors explore theoretical, policy and practical dimensions that address the broadening geographical and cultural spread of SDP, the emergence of issues such as child protection within it, its increased capacity for critical reflection on practice, and its potential for new collaborative approaches to knowledge production. Through its combination of academically-led chapters paired with practice-oriented ‘responses’ it offers an important reconceptualization of SDP as a contributor to development policy, and opens up important new avenues for studying and ‘practising’ SDP. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace is therefore essential reading for all researchers, advanced students, policy-makers and practitioners working in sport development or international development.
Category: Social Science