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Routledge Studies in Sport Development


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The Routledge Studies in Sport Development series showcases high-calibre work within the vibrant, diverse and rapidly expanding field of sport and development. It includes books in two broad areas. Firstly, the development of sport, focusing on the various ways in which sport is delivered, for example through building sport facilities, training coaches and athletes, improving sport performance, increasing public participation in sport, and strengthening the governance, management, marketing and delivery of sport. Secondly, sport for development and peace (SDP), examining how sport is used for different non-sporting social benefits, such as peace building and conflict reduction, health education, gender empowerment, community development, tackling crime, improving education, promoting ‘positive youth development’, and advancing the social inclusion of marginal populations. The series is committed to diversity in theory and method, is multi-disciplinary in approach, and includes work centring on local, national and transnational issues and processes, and on the global North and/or South. 

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Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

1st Edition

Edited By Holly Collison, Simon C. Darnell, Richard Giulianotti, P. David Howe
November 19, 2020

Sport and physical activity are now regularly used to promote social and economic development, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, on an international scale. The emergence of the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ (SDP) sector, comprised of governments, NGOs, sport organizations and others, ...

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

1st Edition

Edited By Emma Sherry, Katie Rowe
May 05, 2020

Women and girls are often excluded from organised sport or face challenges in accessing sport or developing within sport. This is the first book to focus on sport development for women and girls. It provides a theoretical and practical framework for readers in the emerging field of sport ...

Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability

Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited By Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell
September 12, 2019

This is the first book to consider the intersections of sport, international development and environmental sustainability. It explores the tensions between sport’s potential contribution to the environment and its rather poor record to date. Bringing together a diverse group of scholars who ...

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