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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

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

An excellent overview of sport policy at the global level, which will be of use to a variety of sport scholars interested in political studies, sociology, development, or economics.

Dr Alexander Channon
School of Education (Avery Hill), Greenwich University
March 19, 2013

This is a good book that is well written. It adds nicely to a growing market of books on sport policy because it offers aquite specific 'global' focus, and does so froma broadly sociological (as opposed to political scientist) point of view, and this means it is offering something a little bit different as well. I was a little surprised that there was not more on WADA policies, however, given the global focus of such anti-doping policy.

Dr Daniel Bloyce
Dept of Sport & Excercise Science, Chester University
February 14, 2013

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