Sport under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle' by M. DennisSport under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle' by M. Dennis

Sport under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle'

byM. Dennis, J. Grix

Hardcover | April 24, 2012

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Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was beset by internal tensions and disputes.
MIKE DENNIS Professor of Modern German History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has specialized in the history of East German Communism and sport and among his major publications areThe Rise and Fall of the German Democratic Republic 1945-1990,The Stasi: Myth and Reality, Deutschland 1945-1990(with J. D. Steinert), and State ...
Title:Sport under Communism: Behind the East German 'Miracle'Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:261 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230227848

ISBN - 13:9780230227842


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Introduction: Contestation in the East German Sport System The Political Use of Sport The Development of East German Elite Sport Finding and Promoting Young Sporting Talent Drugs in Elite Sport in the German 'Doping' Republic Steroids and Justice Football - East German Sport's 'Problem Child' The 'Flipside' of the Sports 'Miracle': Declining Mass Sport Provision The East German Model in Comparative Context Key Themes and Findings Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"Dennis and Grix have provided us with the most authoritative English-language account of sport in the GDR to date, and it is to be hoped that it will appear in a paperback version so that it can reach as wide a readership as possible." - International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics"Dennis and Grix have produced a first concise and compelling English-language summary on the vast research done on GDR sport. The book will surely prove valuable for teaching the subject" - German Historical Institute