152 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
Doping – the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods – has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines doping as a public health issue, drawing on a multi-disciplinary set of perspectives to explore the prevalence, significance and consequences of doping in wider society. It introduces the epidemiology of doping, examines the historical context, and explores the social, behavioural, legal, ethical and political aspects of doping. The book also discusses possible interventions for addressing the problem on organisational and societal levels.
Doping and Public Health incorporates the latest research to provide a comprehensive guide to the key aspects of doping as a social phenomenon. Divided into six parts, this collection of studies offers detailed insight into:
This book is a valuable resource for sport students, instructors and sport professionals, and will also be of interest to educators and policy-makers working in the areas of health, criminology, sociology and law.
'…the book offers a decent outset for the student interested in discussions around anti-doping from many individuals charged with shaping anti-doping policy.'
Vest Christiansen, Nordic Sport Science Forum
Introduction (Göran Svedsäter, Arne Ljungqvist and Nader Ahmadi) 1. Doping and Public Health - Historical Background (Arne Ljungqvist) 2. Social and Behavioural Science Perspectives on Drug Use in Sport (Ivan Waddington) 3. "The winner takes it all" – Individualization and Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Methods in Sport and in Society (Nader Ahmadi and Göran Svedsäter) 4. Reflections on Doping in Sport and Doping in Society (David Hoff) 5. Adulterated Nutritional Supplements and Unapproved Pharmaceuticals as New Sources of Doping Substances for Fitness and Recreational Sports (Hans Geyer) 6. The Market for Doping Products: a Quasi-Illegal Market and its Suppliers (Letizia Paoli) 7. Interpol and the Fight against Performance – Enhancing Drugs Trafficking (Clement de Maillard and Elena Titova) 8. Anti-Doping, Performance Enhancement, and ‘The Spirit of Sport’: a Philosophical and Ethical Critique (Sigmund Loland and M J McNamee) 9. The Ethics of Doping from a Public Health Perspective (Tom Murray) 10. The Doping Tug of War – from an Olympic Sport to an Enduring Challenge to Sport and to Public Policy (Theodore Friedmann)