The Government and Politics of Sport

The Government and Politics of Sport by Barrie Houlihan

ISBN10: 0415054036
ISBN13: 978-0415054034
Author: Barrie Houlihan
Title: The Government and Politics of Sport
Publisher: Routledge (December 1, 1991)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1396 kb
Size PDF: 1735 kb
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The Government and Politics of Sport by Barrie Houlihan



Over the past 10 years sport has been increasingly involved with politics. A few well-publicized issues have had great effect. Who now decides and administers the policy and what is the overall effect on sport? "The Government and Politics of Sport" identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports Council, The Central Council of Physical Recreation and the individual sports governing bodies. It examines their effect on sport policy and administration through an analysis of three important current sport issues - football hooliganism, drug abuse among athletes and sports opportunities and facilities for school-children. In the course of this examination another important factor is brought to light - the growing importance of international organizations. This is the first book to tackle the domestic policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The book is the result of a long-standing interest in sports policy and administration and an involvement in the teaching of sports. This book should be of interest to students of leisure studies, policy studies and politics.

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