Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote ‘sport for all’ and their motives for doing so vary greatly. This is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative analysis of the motives for, and successes and failures of those policies.
Organized around a series of sixteen national case studies, including the UK, the US, Australia, China and India, the book enables students and practitioners to compare and contrast the development, implementation and impact of sport participation policies throughout the world. An introductory chapter provides a framework for understanding and interpreting those case studies and each chapter then addresses the following key themes:
With contributions from many of the world’s leading experts on sport policy and sport development, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the role of governments in relation to supporting and regulating their citizens’ involvement in sport.
1. Introduction 2. England 3. The Netherlands 4. Germany 5. Norway 6. Hungary 7. Bulgaria 8. Finland 9. South Africa 10. India 11. China 12. Singapore 1 3. Japan 14. Australia 1 5. New Zealand 16. United States of America 17. Canada 18. Conclusion