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Sport, Civil Liberties and Human Rights





ISBN 9780415464192
Published December 24, 2007 by Routledge
236 Pages

 
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Book Description

What is the relationship between sport and human rights? Can sport protect and enhance the human rights of competitors and sport workers? Can it also undermine those rights?

These topical issues are among the many that are explored in this groundbreaking volume which analyzes how sports both contribute to, and undermine the human rights of participants, spectators and workers. The papers are written by esteemed academics whose work is at the cutting-edge of this burgeoning area of study. Experts from around the world have contributed to this important work, and examine controversial issues such as:

* sexual harassment
* racism
* freedom of movement
* sport as popular protest.

 

This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Theoretical Perspectives on Sport and Human Rights  1. Philosophical Perspectives  2. Commodification and Globalisation  3. Sport and Protest  4. Human Rights and NGOs Part 2. Global Prespectives on Discriminatory Practices  5. Anti-harassment Codes of Conduct  6. Elite Level Labour  7. Disability  8. Child Labour  9. 'Race' and Talent Migration Part 3. Case Studies  10. Sex and Violence  11. Lesbian and Gay Issues  12. On 'Race' and Sport Participation in Australia  13. Human Rights and Sport in Africa  14. Women and Sport in China

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Editor(s)

Biography

Dr David McArdle, Research Fellow in Law, De Montfort University

Dr Richard Giulianotti, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen