The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking

The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138850491
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ramón Spaaij is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Australia, and Visiting Professor at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Cindy Burleson is Chair of The International Sibling Society, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Olympic rings of peace? The Olympic movement, peacemaking and intercultural understanding Ramón Spaaij Part I: Philosophical and historical foundations 2. The power of sport in peacemaking and peacekeeping Jim Parry 3. Pierre de Coubertin’s vision of the role of sport in peaceful internationalism Irena Martínková 4. The ancient Olympic Truce in modern-day peacekeeping: revisiting Ekecheiria Cindy Burleson Part II: Global politics and international relations 5. An overlooked path to peace and stability: sport, the state, and the case of the Koreas Darin H. Van Tassell and Dené A. Terry 6. Transforming an international organization: norm confusion and the International Olympic Committee Dan Bousfield and Jean Michel Montsion 7. More than just Games: the global politics of the Olympic movement Liam Stockdale Part III: Development and peace legacies 8. The Paralympic Games as a force for peaceful coexistence Ian Brittain 9. Olympism in Action, Olympic hosting and the politics of ‘sport for development and peace’: investigating the promises of Rio 2016 Simon Darnell 10. Accounting for legacy: monitoring and evaluation in sport in development relationships Tess Kay 11. Epilogue: London 2012 and beyond: concluding reflections on peacemaking, sport and the Olympic movement Ramón Spaaij and Cindy Burleson

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