1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Global South in Sport for Development and Peace

    748 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP), putting Global South voices and perspectives at the centre of the analysis.

    Covering a wide range of thematic and methodological areas that inform existing and emerging discourses in SDP, it represents an unparalleled resource for researchers and practitioners working in this area. Arranged into geographical sections covering Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Oceania, the book presents original research in Global South countries or by Global South researchers and practitioners, sometimes in collaboration with colleagues from the Global North. It highlights practices and theories created, developed, interpreted and reinterpreted by people who belong to the communities where these sporting experiences have been taking place, and whose critical reflections and experiences have yet to gain attention in international academic and practitioner communities in the English language. The book presents the views of diverse stakeholders, programme participants, promoters, coaching staff, volunteers, researchers, teachers, lecturers and other actors that have been difficult to access for researchers who do not usually speak languages other than English.

    A landmark publication in the field of SDP, this book is essential reading for any advanced student, research, practitioner or policy-maker with an interest in the value of sport in international development.

    Introduction: Global South Voices on Sport for Development and Peace

    Billy Graeff, Simona Safarikova and Lin Cherurbai Sambili 

    Part I: Africa 

    1. Conducting an Investigation on a "Sport for Development" Programme in Senegal: Cultural Distances, Epistemological Limits and Methodological Adjustments

    Eléa Chiron, François Le Yondre and Gaëlle Sempé 

    2. The Intersections Between Sport, Development, and Social Entrepreneurship in the Global South: The Case of Botswana

    Denise Kamyuka and Louis Moustakas 

    3. Sport-In-Development Assessment Tool (S•Diat) as Indigenous Response to Meaningful Knowledge Production in Africa

    Cora Burnett and Wim Hollander 

    4. Sport as a Vehicle for Deploying Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Zimbabwe

    David Makwerere and Edson Chirowodza 

    5. Navigating Socio-Cultural Conditions and Gaining Empowerment Through Boxing: The Case of Ugandan Women

    Emma Sande Ariyo and Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson 

    6. Sports Events: The Opportunity for Sports for Development Initiatives in Africa

    Maureen Rosita Ojong Ebob-Besong 

    7. Environmental Implications of Climate Change for Sport Federations from the South: The Case Study of a Recent Drought in the Western Cape, South Africa      

    Christo De Coning, Xueqing Chen and Marion Keim 

    8. A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Sport as a Tool for Development in Africa: Comparing Ghana and Zambia

    Derrick Charway et al.

    9. Gender Related Prescripts and Sport: A Case Study from Southern Africa

    Nana A. A. Adom-Aboagye and Bella Bello Bitungu 

    10. Conceptualising Social Contributions Through Football: Analysis of Women Football Managers in West Africa

    Ernest Yeboah Acheampong, Regina Akuffo Darko and Ralph Frimpong 

    Part II: Asia 

    11. Enhancing Peace and Security in Military-Civilian Interactions through Sport: A Case Study of the Philippine Marine Corps’ Football for Peace Program (PMC-FFP) in Sulu, Southern Philippines

    Rommel B. Bogñalbal and Satwinder Rehal 

    12. A Narrative Analysis of Women and Sport in India

    Sujana Adapa and Subba Reddy Yarram 

    13. Sport for Development and the Post/Anti-Colonial Global South State: Insights from Vietnam

    Michael S. Dao and Simon C. Darnell 

    14. Sport for Development in the Arabian Gulf: Navigating the Global North-South Divide and Listening to the ‘Other’

    Holly Collison-Randall, Hussa Al-Khalifa and Mohammed Al-Thani 

    15. Analysing the Role of Sport for Development and Peace Programmes in High-Risk Communities: Violent Extremism Among the Youth of Pakistan

    Umair Asif and Derrick Charway 

    16. Sport and Migration in Turkey

    Elçin Istif Inci and Cem Tinaz 

    17. Potential and Opportunities of Sport for Development and Peace in Pakistan, Iran, Palestine and the Occupied Territories: Mapping Initiatives, Uses and Lessons Learned

    Tegwen Gadais et al.

    18. Sport Against Development and Peace: Examining the Physical Education Curriculum Under ISIS

    Tegwen Gadais et al.  

    19. Harnessing Sport for the Holistic Development of Children in India

    Suheil Tandon et al.

    20. Cultivating Korean Youth Volunteers as Global Citizens with Regional Expertise through Sport for International Development

    Dongkyu Na, and Christine Dallaire 

    21. Japan-ASEAN Sports Cooperation for a Gender Equal Society from the Government Perspectives: A Case Study in Thailand

    Aya Noguchi 

    22. Women’s Empowerment Through Sports in South Asia: Gender and Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Programs in India and Bangladesh

    Saidur Rahman and Janelle Joseph 

    Part III: South America 

    23. Reproduction of Social Inequalities and its Relation to Sport For Development and Peace Programs: Athletes’ Migration in Brazil

    Renato Francisco Rodrigues Marques 

    24. An Inclusive Football for Development Tournament Impacting Disadvantaged and Indigenous Youths from the Ecuadorian Amazonia: Goals for Life and Dreams

    Mauricio Javier Córdova and Carolina Recalde Amores 

    25. Sport for Development and the Exercise of Care in Sports Social Projects: Voices from the South of Brazil

    Gustavo Da Silva Freitas, Juliana Cotting Teixeira, and Daiana Viacelli and Billy Graeff 

    26. A Sport-Based Livelihoods Program Addressing the Human Mobility Crisis in Latin America: Lessons from a Global South Sport Non-Governmental Development Organizations (SNGDO) Based in Ecuador

    Mauricio Javier Córdova Paredes 

    27. Description of Colombian Youth Experiences Throughout a Sport for Development and Peace Program: Walking from a Local Bogotá Community to the Olympic Games

    Tegwen Gadais et al.

    28. Factors Associated with the Practice of Sports by Migrants in Mexico

    Oswaldo Ceballos Gurrola, Rosa Elena Medina Rodríguez and Oswaldo Ceballos Medina 

    29. Black Feminisms in Sport: Implications for Anti-Racist School Physical Education in Brazil

    Luciana Venâncio et al.  

    30. Potential of Scuba Diving in Chilean Sports Development Programs

    Constanza Campos Correa 

    31. Women's Football in Brazil: What Was Reported Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

    Ana Laura Eckhardt De Lima, Raquel Pereira Quadrado and Jorge Knijnik 

    32. Young Leaders (YL) from the International Inspiration (IN) Programme in Brazil

    Rodrigo Falcão Cabral De Oliveira et al.

    33. Sport as a Possibility to Encourage Bodily Practices and Physical Activities in Primary Health Care

    João Luiz Andrella et al.

    34. Teaching Possibilities for Physical Education Teachers: Sport and Human Formation

    Leonardo Carlos De Andrade, Joyce Nascimento Nunes, and Ana Letícia Souza Garcia 

    35. Sport Policies and "Well Living" in Bolivia (2006-2019)

    Sergio Villena Fiengo 

    36. Host Residents’ Perceptions of the Olympic Legacies: The Legacy Effect on Community Sport Participation

    Tiago Ribeiro, Abel Correia and Carla Araújo 

    37. Sport for Development in South America: A Comparison Between Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

    Alejo Levoratti, Bruno Mora and Rodrigo Soto-Lagos 

    38. The Resocialization of Youth Offenders Through Sports: Challenges and Possibilities

    Scheila Espindola Antunes, Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos and Otávio Guimarães Tavares Da Silva 

    39. Sustainable Development Goals in Sport for Development and Peace Agenda in Colombia: Analysis of Online Documents

    Arnošt Svoboda et al.

    40. Researchers’ Positionalities in Sport for Development: ‘Global North’, ‘Global South’, but What is In-Between?

    Eva Soares Moura and Simona Šafaříková 

    41. Sports and Maternity in the Work Context: Struggles and Confrontations for Decent Work

    Juliana Aparecida De Oliveira Camilo, Rafael Nogueira Furtado and Livia Gomes Viana Meireles 

    42. Sport and Social Inclusion in Uruguay: Inclusive Potentialities Identification in the Sportive Social Project of Malvin Norte’s Neighbourhood

    Bruno Mora et al.  

    43. Remembering Sport Education in Brazilian Communities: Climbing a Favela Hill to Build the Pedagogy of Courage

    Jorge Knijnik 

    Part IV: North America 

    44. Forced Migrant Women in the United States: Experiences and Perspectives Grounded in Sport and Physical Exercise

    Katja Sonkeng and Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson 

    Part V: Oceania 

    45. Suggested Strategies for Encouraging Sports and Social Cohesion in Solomon Islands

    Jeremy Dorovolomo et al.

    Part VI: Global Relations 

    46. Downplaying Competition as a Sport-for-Development Strategy: Perceptions from the Global South – Latin American Participants at the 2018 Football-3 Moscow Festival

    Fernando Segura M. Trejo et al.  

    47. Preparation, Validation, and Application of a Questionnaire to Assess the Needs Determined by the Sporting Environment in Mixed Ability Rugby

    Carla da-Silva et al.

    48. South-North Research Collaboration to Support Local NGO Work in Madagascar on a Sport for Development Project

    Laurie Décarpentrie et al.  

    49. Performative Conformity in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Sport for Development and Peace: ‘Seeing Behind the Curtain’

    David O’Byrne, Lin Cherurbai Sambili-Gicheha and Nadyne Venturin Trindade


    Billy Graeff is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande in Brazil, teaching on the sociology of sports and Olympic studies. He is also a Research Fellow within the Centre for Sport Leadership at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and part of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA – Executive Board), the International Olympic Academy Participants Association (IOAPA), the Latin American Association of Sociocultural Studies of Sport (ALESDE) and the Brazilian College of Sports Sciences (CBCE).

    Simona Šafaříková is a Lecturer at the Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, teaching courses focused on development opportunities in the Asian region, qualitative research, and sport and development. Simona is also an Advisory Board member of ISSA (International Sociology of Sport Association), and a Research Fellow within the Centre for Sport Leadership at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Simona’s research focuses on the role of sport in contributing to social change and in achieving non-sporting goals, with research experience from Latin America (mainly Colombia), Africa (South Africa and Uganda) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia).

    Lin Cherurbai Sambili-Gicheha is a Programme Manager within the Commonwealth Secretariat, Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) helping the 56 member countries to enhance the positive contribution that sport can make to sustainable development, health and building peaceful and just societies – including their alignment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs. Lin is committed to connecting policy to practice and providing opportunities for these two interconnected worlds to speak to each other in order to advance sport for sustainable development.