Transnational and Comparative Research in Sport
Globalisation, Governance and Sport Policy
The wider adoption of a post-modern understanding of truth and knowledge, an acceptance of the prevalence of Orientalism inherent in much Western research, and the diminished significance of the ‘local’ within the rhetoric of globalization have all combined to constrain comparative and transnational research under the weight of theoretical and methodological concerns.
Transnational and Comparative Research in Sport addresses these difficulties in the context of sport studies, with the aim of developing typology which can be adopted to help re-establish meaningful transnational and comparative research. The book covers theoretical and substantive contexts and introduces a four-fold typology of approaches to comparative research, each supported by case studies and full discussion.
Ian Henry is Professor of Leisure Policy and Management, and Director of the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
His principal research interests are focused in issues relating to leisure policies, politics, and governance at the transnational, national, urban and regional levels, and in relation to Olympism.
Recent research topics include comparative sports policy analysis in a variety of countries, and recent commissioned projects include Women and Leadership in the Olympic Movement (commissioned by the IOC, 2002-4) , Sport and Multiculturalism (commissioned by the European Commission, DG Culture and Education with PMP, 2004), Sport and the Education of Elite Young Sportspersons (commissioned by the European Commission, DG Culture and Education with PMP, 2004), Sport, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (commissioned by the European Commission, DG Culture and Education, 2004)