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The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

By Barrie Houlihan


308 pages

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When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation, and the individual sports governing bodies. It examines their effect on sport’s policy and administration through an analysis of three important current sport issues – football hooliganism, drug abuse among athletes and sport opportunities and facilities for school children.

Table of Contents

1. Sport, Politics and Policy 2. Central Government and Sport 3. The Role of Local Government in Sport 4. The Sports Council and the Role of Government Agencies 5. The governing Bodies of Sport 6. The Policy Process for Sport 7. The Development of Policy for Football Hooliganism 8. The Development of Policy to Combat Drug Abuse by Athletes 9. Sport Policy For School-Age Children 10. Conclusion.

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