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 approach the topic from various disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, the book provides both critical and optimistic perspectives on the place of sport in sustainable development. Chapters examine and question how and whether sport contributes to sustainable development on an international scale. Attention is also paid to the place and role of Indigenous knowledge in sustainable Sport for Development, particularly as an alternative to modernization and/or in support of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability is important reading for academic researchers, students and policy-makers in the fields of kinesiology, sport studies, sport sociology, leisure studies, sport management, sport media, physical cultural studies, environmental studies and sustainability and international development studies.
1. Introduction: Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability - Issues and Controversies
Rob Millington and Simon C. Darnell
2. Add Sport and Stir?: The SDGs and Sport-Environment-Development
Larry A. Swatuk
3. Golf, the Environment, and Development: Past, Present, and Future
Brad Millington and Brian Wilson
4. Approaching Sport and the Environment through Immersive Education Technologies
5. Postcolonialism, Pristine Natures, and Producing the Village Green: Pastoral Englishness in Indian Cricket-Themed Gated Communities
Devra Waldman and Gavin Weedon
6. From the IOC Sport and Environment Commission to Sustainability and Legacy Commission: The Prospects for the Environmental Sustainability Legacy of Olympic Games Host Nations Under Agenda 2020
7. Ecological Modernization in 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games: The Elitist and Unjust Environmental Performance
8. Of Mosquitoes and Mega Events: Urban Political Ecologies of the More-Than-Human City
9. Neoliberalism and Competitive Nationalism: What the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 1982 Asian Games Reveal About India’s Development Trajectory
10. Examining Outdoor Recreation as an Approach to Promote Youth Engagement in Environmental Activism
Tanya Halsall and Tanya Forneris
11. Indigenous Peoples, Sport, and Sustainability
Dan Henhawk and Richard Norman
12. Co-Transforming Through Shared Understandings of Land-Based Practices in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP)
Victoria Paraschak and Michael Heine
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.