Sport Politics: An Introduction by Jonathan GrixSport Politics: An Introduction by Jonathan Grix

Sport Politics: An Introduction

byJonathan Grix

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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A comprehensive and lively introduction to the politics of sport. Introducing the key areas of the subject, it examines how governments around the world have increasingly invested in, promoted and used sport as part of their political agenda.
Jonathan Grix is Reader in Sport Policy and Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored and edited a range of books and articles bringing insights from Political Science and International Relations to bear on the under-theorised field of Sport Studies.
Title:Sport Politics: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230295479

ISBN - 13:9780230295476

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Table of Contents

1.Of 'politics' and 'sport'
2.The study of sport politics
3.Sport, the state and national identity
4.The political economy of sport
5.Sport and the media
6.A politician's dream: sport and social capital
7.The politics of performance sport: why do states invest in elite sport?
8.Domestic and international governance of sport
9.Doping matters
10. Public diplomacy, soft power and sport
11. The future of sport politics