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Comparative Sport Development

Systems, Participation and Public Policy

Hallmann, Kirstin, Petry, Karen (Eds.)

2013, X, 355 p. 56 illus., 5 illus. in color.

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  • ​Examines the diversity of sports systems in Europe and other continents
  • Investigates a range of theoretical frameworks underpinning sport development and research around the world
  • Includes case studies by researchers from the respective country summarizing the overall sports system, financing and policy issues​

The aim of this book is to provide an overview of perspectives and approaches to sports development focusing on sport systems, sport participation and public policy towards sports. It includes twelve European countries covering all regions of Europe and eleven countries from around the globe. The objective is to present an overview of the diversity of approaches taken to sport development, focusing on the different sport systems and how sport is financed, the underlying applications of sport policy and how it is reflected in sport participation. This book takes a comparative approach which is reflected in each chapter following a similar structure. The diversity of sports systems in Europe and other continents and their (historical) context is shown. Thereby a range of policy approaches underpinning sport development around the world are presented, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers concerned with sports economics and policy.



Content Level » Research

Keywords » Europe - Sport finance - public policy - sport participation - sport systems - sports development

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Economic Policy - Economics

Table of contents 

1. Introduction to sport development, sport participation and sport policies including theoretical framework. PART I: Europe.- 2. Belgium.- 3. Estonia.- 4.Finland.- 5.France.- 6.Germany.- 7.Hungary.- 8.Ireland.- 9.The Netherlands.- 10.Poland.- 11.Russia.- 12.Spain.- 13.UK.- PART II: The Rest of the World.- 14.Israel.- 15.China.- 16.Japan.- 17.India.- 18.Australia.- 19.New Zealand.- 20.South Africa.- 21.Uganda.- 22.Argentina.- 23.Brazil.- 24.USA.- 25.Canada.- PART III: Conclusion.- 26.Conclusion. ​

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