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Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies
A Comparative Study

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Book Description

Provision of, and participation in, community-level sport has risen up the policy agenda in many countries, as a tool for tackling social exclusion and improving well-being. This book offers a comparative analysis of community sport policy in three countries: England, the US and Russia. It examines success factors and explanations for failure, and explores the social, cultural, political and economic contexts that shape community sport in those countries. Offering a new theoretical framework and rich empirical data, it covers key topics such as governance, implementation and evaluation. Vital reading for students, researchers or policy makers working in sport development or management.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theory and Community Sport Development 3. Comparing Community Sport in England, the USA and Russia 4. The Structural Context Shaping Community Sport 5. The Structure and Governance of Community Sport 6. Implementing Community Sport Policy 7. Conclusion

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Spencer Harris is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA.