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Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy

May 2013 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Globalization is a key part of everyday lives, and sport itself is an increasingly global phenomenon. This book successfully brings the two together, locating the study of sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences.

Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer successfully illuminates issues that have not previously been discussed. Exploring the relationship between the local and the global, globalization and governance, new technologies, human rights, environment and corporate responsibility, the author sets out the ground for a new and refreshed understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society moreover.

Original and timely, this book is a must for sports students on all levels. It will also be of immense use for students on courses that deal with public and social policy making.


Globalization, Sport and Policy
The Local and the Global in Sports Policy
Globalization and the Governance of Sports Policy
Network Policy - New Technologies and Global Sports Policy
Social Theory, Globalization and Sports Policy in a Risk Society
Globalization, Policy and Sporting Mega-Events
Safety, Security and the Policing of Sporting Mega-Events
Mega-Events, Sports Policy and Human Rights
Mega-Events, the Environment and Corporate Responsibility
Reflections on Global Sports Policy

A really comprehensive text

Ms Louise Morby
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
March 11, 2021

Excellent book appropriate for our Business of Professional Sport module. Provides students with an overview of Globalisation in relation to global sports policy.

Dr Alison Forbes
Institute of Sport, Wolverhampton University
September 6, 2019

An excellent review of the current policy make up within the sports industry on a local, national and international scale. This text fills the gaps that many other key texts have left regarding policy factors affecting sport.

Mr Mark Treagust
Dept of Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
October 28, 2014

An excellent addition to the sports policy subject area which is highlighted by the range of contemporary examples used to clarify key debates.

Mr Mike Rayner
Sport and Exercise Department, Portsmouth University
May 28, 2014

This is an very good introduction to globalisation and sport policy. The chapters on mega sporting events are particularly useful for the studnets.

Dr Jung Woo Lee
Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
November 21, 2013

I have placed several sections from this book on the reading list for the module. Based on feedback from students this year, I will consider adding more in future.

Dr Simon Darnell
School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University
September 11, 2013

This text compliments the growing domestic and comparative sport policy literature and provides the first truly global perspective I have seen.

Mr Paul Salisbury
Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
July 23, 2013

An excellent critical anlysis of the impact of globalization on sports policy. A key supplementary text for Level 5 students.

Miss Lisa Binney
Faculty of Sport Business & Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
May 16, 2013

An original and international focus on sporting policy. Well suited in endeavours to internationalise the curriculum.

Mr Paul Kitchin
School of Sport Studies, Ulster University
May 3, 2013

An interesting overview of the sports industry of relevance to a variety of students.

Mrs Jane Wood
Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
April 22, 2013

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