Sports Development

Policy, Process and Practice

Author: Peter Bramham,Kevin Hylton,Dave Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135801444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Sport Development

Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

Author: Kevin Hylton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

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At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of contemporary sport development. This book examines the roles of those working in and around sport development and explores the most effective methods by which professionals and volunteers can promote interest, participation or performance in sport. Combining essential theory with practical analysis, the book covers key topics, themes and issues found on the sport development curriculum, including: Sport policy Developing ‘Sport for All’ Community sport development Partnerships in sport PE and school sport Sport and health Resources for developing sport Voluntary sports clubs Sport development and coaching Disability and sport development Researching and evaluating sport development The Olympic and Paralympic Games International sport and development Each chapter contains a full range of pedagogical features to aid learning and understanding, including revision questions, and case studies, while a new companion website provides additional teaching and learning resources, including useful weblinks for students and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for lecturers. Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is an invaluable resource for all students, researchers and professionals working in sport development.
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Routledge Handbook of Sports Development

Author: Barrie Houlihan,Mick Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113401970X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 9329

Sports development has become a prominent concern within both the academic study of sport and within the organization and administration of sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development is the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of sports development as an activity and as a policy field, and to offer a definitive survey of current academic knowledge and professional practice. Spanning the whole spectrum of activity in sports development, from youth sport and mass participation to the development of elite athletes, the book identifies and defines the core functions of sports development, exploring the interface between sports development and cognate fields such as education, coaching, community welfare and policy. The book presents important new studies of sports development around the world, illustrating the breadth of practice within and between countries, and examines the most important issues facing practitioners within sports development today, from child protection to partnership working. With unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Development is the definitive guide to policy, practice and research in sports development. It is essential reading for all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in this important and rapidly evolving field.
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Sport and Social Exclusion

Second edition

Author: Mike Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135165211

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of new evidence from a range of global sources to demonstrate how the effects of social exclusion are as evident in sport as they are in any area of society. The book uses sport as an important sphere for critical reflection on existing social policy and explores sport's role as a source of initiatives for tackling exclusion. It examines key topics such as: • What is meant by 'social exclusion' • How social exclusion affects citizenship and the chance to play sport • How exclusion from sport is linked to poverty, class, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and involvement in youth delinquency, and living in towns or countryside • How exclusion is linked to concepts of personal and communal social capital. It uses four revised and five new major case studies as detailed illustrations, notably Be Active, Birmingham, the national PE and Youth/School Sport strategy, Positive Futures and Street Games. . Sport and Social Exclusion features a wealth of original research data, including new and previously unpublished material, as well as important new studies of social exclusion policy and practice in the UK and elsewhere. This revised edition surveys all the most important changes in the policy landscape since first publication in 2002 and explores the likely impact of the London Olympic Games on sport policy in the UK. The book concludes with some typically forthright commendations and critiques from the author regarding the success of existing policies and the best way to tackle exclusion from sport and society in the future. By relating current policy to new research the book provides an essential guidebook for students, academics and policy makers working in sport policy and development."
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Sport Policy and Governance

Local Perspectives

Author: Neil King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750685476

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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Sport policy, governance and politics have become increasingly important due to a recent surge in government spending and mounting media focus on the politics of sport. However, books which address these themes are few and none highlight how local policy actors mediate national policy priorities, until now?.. Sport Policy and Governance: local perspectives is the first book of its kind which addresses the strategies of national and local government actors as its core focus. As more and more courses are developed in this area, the text offers students insight and 'political savvy' in an area which will become key during their professional lives. Written in a clear and accessible style the text offers: * insights into the politics of policymaking and implementation - problematising policy priorities * an explanation of sport policy processes and policy stability/change and sets an agenda for future research * extensive research over three years including approximately 100 interviews and document analysis spanning the period 1970-2008 * insights into the strategies employed by policy actors in shaping policy * topical case studies which focus on school sport, sport and health policy, sport and youth justice and sport and land-use policy Sport Policy and Governance: local perspectives is essential reading for anyone who is studying, teaching or researching in this key area of sports policy. * The first text to highlight how local policy actors mediate national policy priorities * Offers a fresh approach which directly links strategy with practice and smoothly blends theory with practice * Includes detailed case studies on school sport policy, sport and health policy, sport and youth justice policy and sport and land-use planning policy
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Sport Policy and Development

An Introduction

Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134139128

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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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. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.
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Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

Theory, Debate and Policy

Author: Paul Gilchrist,Belinda Wheaton,Leisure Studies Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching

Connecting Theory to Practice

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kieran Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136510451

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the complex, messy, multi-faceted nature of coaching, and explores the full range of ‘knowledges’ which inform all successful coaching practice. Written by a team of leading international sports coaching academics and practitioners, as well as sport scientists and social scientists, the book provides a concise guide to every key theme in sports coaching, including: Reflective practice Pedagogy Skill acquisition Psychology Biomechanics Physiology Sport medicine and injury Performance analysis Sociology History Philosophy Sport development Each chapter makes a clear link between theory and practice, and includes discussion of real-life coaching scenarios and insights from practising international and club coaches. The book includes clear definitions of important themes and concepts, as well as seminar and review questions in each chapter designed to confirm understanding and encourage further enquiry. No other introductory textbook explains the importance of an holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.
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Politics, Policy and Practice in Physical Education

Author: John Evans,Dawn Penney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135814538

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

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Using the example and context of Physical Education, a particularly vivid and comprehensive illustration is provided of the processes involved in the development of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England and Wales between 1988-1995. The authors draw upon the extensive research to provide an analysis, description and critique of the direct and indirect influences of central government, local education authorities, schools, departments and teachers in the development of policy and practice in Physical Education. The highly political nature of policy developments in education, and Physical Education in particular, is demonstrated clearly throughout. A valuable contribution to existing literature, this book helps students and researchers piece together the last ten years of policy-making in education and offers a new perspective on the future of Physical Education in the United Kingdom.
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The Politics of Sports Development

Development of Sport Or Development Through Sport?

Author: Barrie Houlihan,Anita White

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415277495

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This text traces the evolution of sports development in the UK in the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy. It explores the emergence of sports development from the early years of public policy for sport in the 1960s to the contemporary era. This analysis is set against a background of policy initiatives, from 'Sport For All', 'Action Sport' and CCT, to the National Lottery and the contemporary emphasis on sport as a factor in the social and cultural well-being of the nation. Incorporating original material from major case studies and the national governing bodies of hockey, rowing, rugby union and tennis, the book examines the reality of "doing sports development" within this changing social and political policy climate.
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Managing High Performance Sport

Author: Popi Sotiriadou,Veerle De Bosscher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415671957

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 320

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"- How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? - What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book develops a new conceptual framework for studying and analysing HPS and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation's sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: - defining performance and success - organizational structure and leadership - finance, funding and marketing - coaching and coach development - talent identification and development - competition and events - training and facilities - scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport"--
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Sport and Policy

Issues and Analysis

Author: Russell Hoye,Matthew Nicholson,Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750685948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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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 policy, each chapter uses an international comparative approach in order to facilitate a broad understanding of sport and policy in a global context. This book is essential reading for any student or practitioner studying or working in policy today, and is: * The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development * Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies This challenging text provides an accessible critical analysis of the intersections of sport with government policy. Russell Hoye is an Associate Professor in Sport Management, School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. His main research areas focus on the governance of sports organizations, the impacts of public policy on sport and the engagement of volunteers in sport. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport Governance (2007) with Elsevier. Matthew Nicholson is an Associate Professor in Sport Management in the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia. His research and teaching interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus (2007). Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University. He has written widely on many aspects of sport policy including doping, sport development, theorising the sport policy process and sport and young people. His most recent books include Sport Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Stability and Change (2007) and Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy (2008) with Elsevier. *The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development *Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies
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Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning

Author: Anthony James Veal

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 460

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This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary introduction to public policymaking and planning in the leisure, sport and tourism sectors examines theoretical issues underpinning public sector policymaking, including: political ideologies; leisure wants, needs, demand and benefits; human rights; role of the state versus the market; and models of organizational decision-making. Expanded to include sport as a subject separate from leisure, this updated edition of the successful Leisure and Tourism, Policy and Planning includes new coverage of U-Plan, a practical, participation-based local planning methodology, and three sets of planning tools: stakeholder consultation, demand forecasting, and facility and service appraisal. The book provides a link between theory and practical analytical techniques for policy development, plan-making and evaluation of outcomes. It includes an extensive bibliography and questions and exercises for each chapter, making it an ideal text for students as well as practitioners. Web-based support materials are also available for students and teachers.
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Management of Sports Development

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136385975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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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 comprehensive manner. This book offers eveything needed to develop an understanding of the process of sports development. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the major themes in the process of sports development with contributions from an internationally renowned author team. These themes include: models of sports development funding of sports development mega sporting events networks and partnerships in sports development sports development and social change It is also supplemented with a dedicated accompanying website featuring updates and extra material. This accessible book is essential reading for students or lecturers in the field of sports development and is set to be a vital contribution to the literature in this area.
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International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

Author: Aaron Beacom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032944

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.
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Managing tourism in cities

policy, process, and practice

Author: Duncan Tyler,Yvonne Guerrier,Martin Robertson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471983156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 7798

Examines the management issues raised by urban tourism through a series of case studies with a substantial editorial introduction. Examples are drawn from the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia, USA and Canada to examine areas as diverse as the historic case of Venice to the gay night life of San Francisco.
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Managing Elite Sport Systems

Research and Practice

Author: Svein S. Andersen,Barrie Houlihan,Lars Tore Ronglan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131762209X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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Over the last twenty years or so there has been a sharp increase in interest from national sports federations and governments in the development of effective elite sport systems, particularly focused on achieving success in the summer and winter Olympic Games. Many countries now have publicly funded elite sports strategies which provide specialist facilities and support staff and often provide direct financial support for athletes. These developments have stimulated academic interest in describing the elite sport systems, analysing the processes by which policy is established and evaluating the impact of these policies on elite athlete success. Far less attention has been placed on the operation of the elite sports systems and on how the system interfaces with the athlete. The aim of this book is to refocus attention on the management and operation of systems designed to deliver elite success. The book draws on the theoretical literature in implementation, organisation theory, leadership and complexity. This provides an initial context for analysis and a stimulus for theory development around key questions such as: How do coaches manage their relationship with athletes? How does talent identification operate in practice? Do coaches fulfil the role of gatekeeper between the athlete and other elements of the sports system e.g. sports science support? How do managers, support staff and athletes interpret the expectations placed on them? The first part of the book focuses on aspects of the effectiveness of elite sports systems and the second explores aspects of systems operation focused on the interface between the athlete and the sport development system, and cross-cutting themes within the book include the management of talent identification and coach development. This is illuminating reading for any student, researcher or practitioner working in sport development, sport management or sports coaching.
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Sports Coaching E-Book

Professionalisation and Practice

Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725226

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1868

Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.
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Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition

Author: Bruce Burgett,Glenn Hendler

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814707971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what’s new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid publication, Keywords collects more than 90 essays—30 of which are new to this edition—from interdisciplinary scholars, each on a single term such as “America,” “culture,” “law,” and “religion.” Alongside “community,” “prison,” "queer," “region,” and many others, these words are the nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website, which features 33 essays, provides pedagogical tools that engage the entirety of the book, both in print and online. The publication brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A to Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.
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