Sports Policy Products

  • Transnational and Comparative Research in Sport

    Globalisation, Governance and Sport Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Henry

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-11-07
    Routledge

  • Sport and Policy

    1st Edition

    By Barrie Houlihan, Matthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-08-28
    Routledge
    Sport Management Series

  • Sport Policy and Development

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Bloyce, Andy Smith

    Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society…

    Paperback – 2009-08-06
    Routledge

  • Sport Policy and Governance

    1st Edition

    By Neil King

    Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is the first detailed study of the politics of sport policy at the local authority level of governance. In focusing on the local level, the book recognises that the extent to which we benefit from public policy is a result of where we live. Taking the…

    Paperback – 2009-02-25
    Routledge

  • Disability, Sport and Society

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Thomas, Andy Smith

    Disability sport is a relatively recent phenomenon, yet it is also one that, particularly in the context of social inclusion, is attracting increasing political and academic interest. The purpose of this important new text – the first of its kind – is to introduce the reader to key…

    Paperback – 2008-12-05
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Drugs in Sport

    Addicted to Winning?, 2nd Edition

    By Ivan Waddington, Andy Smith

    Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why…

    Paperback – 2008-12-02
    Routledge

  • Management of Sports Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    Management of Sports Development is the first book to offer a holistic approach to a field which has been growing in importance for some years. Although many books exist on various aspects of development, never before has there been a text which addresses the process of development in such a…

    Paperback – 2008-04-16
    Routledge

  • Sport and Social Capital

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye

    Despite the importance of sport as a social, economic and political institution, research into sport and social capital has not been extensive. Sport and Social Capital is the first book to examine this increasingly high profile area in detail. It explores the ways in which sport contributes to the…

    Paperback – 2008-03-17
    Routledge

  • A Wider Social Role for Sport

    Who's Keeping the Score?, 1st Edition

    By Fred Coalter

    Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to ‘improve’ both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems – often those stemming from social exclusion…

    Paperback – 2007-11-28
    Routledge

  • Comparative Elite Sport Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barrie Houlihan, Mick Green

    There is a paucity of academic work in the area of elite sport development despite there being ample evidence that achieving international sporting success is of increasing importance to the public (exemplified by consistent media interest in elite success or the lack of it) and to governments in…

    Paperback – 2007-11-19
    Routledge

  • Children, Obesity and Exercise

    Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew P. Hills, Neil A. King, Nuala M. Byrne

    Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.   Children, Obesity and…

    Paperback – 2007-07-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Sport Policy

    1st Edition

    By Nils Asle Bergsgard, Barrie Houlihan, Per Mangset, Svein Ingve Nødland, Hilmar Rommetvedt

    Sport Policy: a comparative analysis of stability and change builds on the growing general interest in the comparative study of sport policy and the more specific interest in processes of policy change and issues associated with policy convergence. In stark contrast to many other areas of public…

    Paperback – 2007-04-24
    Routledge

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