Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives by Matthew NicholsonParticipation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives by Matthew Nicholson

Participation in Sport: International Policy Perspectives

EditorMatthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye, Barrie Houlihan

Paperback | October 20, 2010

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Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote 'sport for all' and their motives for doing so vary greatly. This is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative analysis of the motives for, and successes and failures of those policies.

Organized around a series of sixteen national case studies, including the UK, the US, Australia, China and India, the book enables students and practitioners to compare and contrast the development, implementation and impact of sport participation policies throughout the world. An introductory chapter provides a framework for understanding and interpreting those case studies and each chapter then addresses the following key themes:

  • national structures for sport
  • national sporting cultures
  • participation levels in organized sport
  • the nature and extent of government intervention
  • implementation of governmental policy
  • the impact of government policy.

With contributions from many of the world's leading experts on sport policy and sport development, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the role of governments in relation to supporting and regulating their citizens' involvement in sport.

Matthew Nicholsonis Associate Professor of Sport Management in the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media. His most recent books includeSport and Polic...
Title:Participation in Sport: International Policy PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.9 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:October 20, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415554780

ISBN - 13:9780415554787


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. England  3. The Netherlands  4. Germany  5. Norway  6. Hungary  7. Bulgaria  8. Finland  9. South Africa  10. India  11. China  12. Singapore 1 3. Japan  14. Australia 1 5. New Zealand  16. United States of America  17. Canada  18. Conclusion