Sport and Policy is the first book of its kind to critically analyse the regulatory role of the state and its impact on sport and the intersections of sport with other areas of government policy. Offering a unique and comprehensive examination of how sport is affected by a range of government policy, each chapter uses an international comparative approach in order to facilitate a broad understanding of sport and policy in a global context.
This book is essential reading for any student or practitioner studying or working in policy today, and is:
- The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development
- Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport’s intersections with other government policies
This challenging text provides an accessible critical analysis of the intersections of sport with government policy.
Table of Contents
PART I: SPORT POLICY CONTEXT, CONTENT AND PROCESS; Chapter 1: Introduction: The sport policy context; Chapter 2: Sport policy content; Chapter 3: The sport policy process - developing sport policy in the global context; PART 2: REGULATORY POLICIES; Chapter 4: Media; Chapter 5: Environment; Chapter 6: Gambling; Chapter 7: Organizational practices and standards; PART 3: POLICY INTERSECTIONS WITH SPORT; Chapter 8: Physical activity and health; Chapter 9: Physical Education; Chapter 10: Social inclusion and community development ; Chapter 11: Urban regeneration and economic development; Chapter 12: International relations; Chapter 13: Conclusion
Russell Hoye is an Associate Professor in Sport Management, School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. His main research areas focus on the governance of sports organizations, the impacts of public policy on sport and the engagement of volunteers in sport. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport Governance (2007) with Elsevier.
Matthew Nicholson is an Associate Professor in Sport Management in the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia. His research and teaching interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus (2007).
Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University. He has written widely on many aspects of sport policy including doping, sport development, theorising the sport policy process and sport and young people. His most recent books include Sport Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Stability and Change (2007) and Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy (2008) with Elsevier.