Sport Policy Systems and Sport Federations: A Cross-National Perspective

Sport Policy Systems and Sport Federations: A Cross-National Perspective

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Overview

This book explores the organisation and structure of sport in and beyond Europe. Drawing upon up-to-date data, the collection’s main focus lies on the relationship between public sport policy structures and sport (con)federations. The authors present thirteen country-specific contexts wherein sport policy systems are embedded. This evidence provides in-depth descriptions and analyses within a solid academic and theoretical framework. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Sociology of Sport, Sport Management and Sport Policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349956340
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/15/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeroen Scheerder is Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Head of the Policy in Sports and Physical Activity Research Group at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Between 2014 and 2016 he was President of the European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS).


Annick Willem is Associate Professor in Sport Management in the Department of Movement and Sport Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium, and holder of the Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour-Jacques Rogge. She is Academic Coordinator of the Belgian Olympic Academy.

Elien Claes is Scientific Researcher within the Policy in Sports and Physical Activity Research Group at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She is involved in research projects on sport policy and sport management.

Table of Contents

1. Does it take two to tango? The position and power of national sport bodies compared to their public authorities; Jeroen Scheerder, Elien Claes and Annick Willem.- 2. Australia: Evolution and motivators of national sport policy; Camilla Brockett.- 3. Belgium: Flanders: Sport federations and governmental sport bodies; Elien Claes, Jeroen Scheerder, Annick Willem and Sandrine Billiet.- 4. Canada: An evolving sport system; Lucie Thibault.- 5. Denmark: The dissenting sports system in Europe; Bjarne Ibse.- 6. Finland From steering to the evaluation of the effectiveness; Hanna Vehmas and Kalervo Ilmanen.- 7. France Organisation of sport and policy towards sport federations; Nicolas Scelles.- 8. Germany Autonomy, partnership and subsidiarity; Christoph Breuer and Tobias Nowy.- 9. Lithuania Organisation and governance of sport; Vilma Čingiené.- 10. The Netherlands How the interplay between federations and government helps build a sporting nation; Koen Breedveld and Remco Hoekman.- 11. Slovenia Towards the social configuration of sport system; Gregor Jurak.- 12. Spain Putting the pieces of the sport system in place - The role of the sport federations; Ramón Llopis-Goig.- 13. Switzerland Organisation of sport and policy towards sport federations; Emmanuel Bayle.- 14. UK: England National Governing Bodies of Sport and government agencies; Vassil Girginov.- 15. Conclusion The role of sport policies and governmental support in the capacity building of sport federations; Annick Willem and Jeroen Scheerder


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