1st Edition

Doping in Sport Global Ethical Issues

Edited By Angela J. Schneider, Fan Hong Copyright 2007
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book considers ethical arguments about performance enhancing drugs in sport in a global context. It examines:
    * The forces that are bringing about the debate of ethical issues in performance enhancing drugs in sport
    * The sources of ethical debates in different continents and countries
    * The variation of ethical arguments in different cultural, political, ideological and sports systems.
    Whilst there has been a significant body of work that has looked at the importance of ethical issues in performance enhancing drugs in sport - there has been little, if any, consideration of the various ethical concepts in different countries and cultures involving sport. This is a major omission. This book fills the gap and provides a thorough review and analysis of the ethical literature on performance enhancing drugs in sport in the global society. It makes a major contribution to the worldwide anti-doping campaign in sport.
    This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport In Global Society.

    Notes on Contributors Series Editors' Foreword Introduction 1. Fair is fair, or is it? A moral consideration of the doping wars in American sport 2. Are doping sanctions justified? A moral relativistic view 3. Cultural nuances: doping, cycling and the Tour de France 4. On transgendered athletes, fairness and doping: an international challenge 5. Creating a corporate anti-doping culture: the role of Bulgarian sports governing bodies 6. Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg – not guilty? 7. The Japanese debate surrounding the doping ban: the application of the harm principle 8. Doping and anti-doping in sport in China: an analysis of recent and present attitudes and actions 9. Anti-doping in sport: the Norwegian perspective 10. Ethics in sport: the Greek educational perspective on anti-doping


    Angela J. Schneider (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) (Edited by) ,  Fan Hong (University of Western Australia) (Edited by)