Overall, this is a solid account that adds to the literature on global sport and particularly the place of policy within this fast-developing arena of scholarly work. The text will be a useful one for lecturers and students engaging in courses such as sport governance, sports policy and international sport management.
This is a thoroughly stimulating and informative text. Catherine Palmer's use of sociological theory, and theories of globalization in particular, lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st centuryDominic MalcolmLoughborough University
Global Sports Policy provides a very informative, timely, critical, and well-written point of departure for understanding the social aspects of globalization in relation to sports policy.
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.
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.
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.
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