Global Sports Policy
- Catherine Palmer - Deakin University, Australia
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.
A really comprehensive text
Excellent book appropriate for our Business of Professional Sport module. Provides students with an overview of Globalisation in relation to global sports policy.
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.
An excellent addition to the sports policy subject area which is highlighted by the range of contemporary examples used to clarify key debates.
This is an very good introduction to globalisation and sport policy. The chapters on mega sporting events are particularly useful for the studnets.
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.
This text compliments the growing domestic and comparative sport policy literature and provides the first truly global perspective I have seen.
An excellent critical anlysis of the impact of globalization on sports policy. A key supplementary text for Level 5 students.
An original and international focus on sporting policy. Well suited in endeavours to internationalise the curriculum.
An interesting overview of the sports industry of relevance to a variety of students.