Sport and Policy

By Barrie Houlihan, Chris Auld, Matthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye

© 2008 – Routledge

218 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Sport Management Series

This Sport Management Series has been providing a range of texts for core subjects in undergraduate sport business and management courses around the world for more than 10 years. These textbooks are considered essential resources for academics, students and managers seeking an international perspective on the management of the complex world of sport.

Many millions of people around the globe are employed in sport organizations in areas as diverse as event management, broadcasting, venue management, marketing, professional sport, community and collegiate sport, and coaching as well as in allied industries such as sporting equipment manufacturing, sporting footwear and apparel, and retail.

At the elite level, sport has moved from being an amateur pastime to one of the world’s most significant industries. The growth and professionalization of sport has driven changes in the consumption and production of sport and in the management of sporting organizations at all levels of sport.

Managing sport organizations at the start of the 21st century involves the application of techniques and strategies evident in leading business, government and nonprofit organizations. This series explains these concepts and applies them to the diverse global sport industry.

To support their use by academics, each text is supported by current case studies, targeted study questions, further reading lists, links to relevant web-based resources, and supplementary online materials such as case study questions and classroom presentation aids.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General