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Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy

November 2012 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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 century"
- Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University

"This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level"
- Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University

Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between:

  • the local and the global
  • globalization and governance
  • new technologies
  • human rights
  • the environment
  • corporate responsibility.

In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society.

Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.

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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