Sport In Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management by Gonzalo BravoSport In Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management by Gonzalo Bravo

Sport In Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management

EditorGonzalo Bravo, Rosa Lopez De D'amico, Charles Parrish

Hardcover | January 29, 2016

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The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on cutting-edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history.

The book explores key themes in Latin American sport, including the role of public institutions; the relationship between sport policy and political regimes; the structure and significance of national governing bodies and professional leagues; the impact of sporting mega-events (including the Olympics and World Cup), and the management and governance of football, the dominant sport in the region. Including contributions from Latin American scholars and practitioners, the book draws on important Spanish and Portuguese sources that are unknown to most English-speaking researchers, and therefore provides an unprecedented and authoritative insight into sport policy and management in the region. Including cases from sport in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, this book is essential reading for all scholars, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Latin American sport, comparative sport policy, sport management, or Latin American history, culture and society.

Gonzalo Bravocompleted a Master's degree in Sport Administration from Penn State University and a PhD in Sport Management from Ohio State University. Since 2004, he has taught in the College of Physical Active and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University (WVU) where he is currently an associate professor in the Sport Management progr...
Title:Sport In Latin America: Policy, Organization, ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415745896

ISBN - 13:9780415745895


Table of Contents

1. Sport in Latin America: Prospects and Challenges (Gonzalo Bravo & Charles Parrish)Part 1: Concepts, Issues and Analytical Framework2. Sport Policy as a Tool for Developing Countries (Marc Keech) 3. Comparative Sport Policy: Issues and Controversies (Barrie Houlihan)4. Latin American Women and Leadership in Sport (Rosa L'pez de D'Amico)Part 2: Government and Sport Policy5. Sport Policy and Political Regimes in Latin America (April Yoder) 6. Public Sector and Sport Development in Brazil (Claudio Rocha)7. Sport Policy in Cuba (Geralyn Pye & Paula Pettavino) 8. Sport for Human Development, Coexistence, and Peace: Analyzing Colombia's Ten-year plan (Victor Alonso Molina Bedoya & Jose Fernando Tabares Fernandez) 9. Amateur Sport in Costa Rica (Jos'oncada Jim'z, Brian Crow & Priscila Alfaro-Barrantes)Part 3: Governance and Events10. Labor Migration, International Politics, and the Governance of Latin American Sport(Thomas F. Carter) 11. Baseball in the Dominican Republic: Who Owns the Sport? (April Yoder) 12. The Management of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation: Promoting the 'Volleyball Brand' (B'ara Schausteck de Almeida, Juliana Vlastuin & Wanderley Marchi J'nior) 13. Multisport Games in South America (Jorge Silva B'rquez & Sivana Gonzalez Mesina) 14. The Wonders of the Wonderful City: Social Impacts and Legacies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Marcela Hofman-Mour'& Claudio Rocha)Part 4: Management and BusinessDevelopment of Football15. The Brazilian State and its Involvement with the Football Industry(Fernando Marinho Mezzadri, Ana Paula Cabral Bonin Maoski & Eliza Lins Donha) 16. Football in Argentina and its Institutions, 1980-2014: Changes and Traditions (Julio D. Frydenberg, Florencia Dezotti & Sebasti'Carrano) 17. Football in Peru: Economic and Governance Perspectives (Luis Pizzaro Aranguren & Renato Gambetta Podesta) 18. The Long and Winding Road of the Football Industry in Chile (Sebastian Soria & Andres Maldonado) 19. Business Development Strategies among Football Clubs in Argentina (Charles Parrish, Shawn Lee & Jiho Kim)