Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-06-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The call for sport organizations and organizers to take up social responsibilities is reflected in a wide variety of sport-related practices. This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings, such as promoting local community-building by sport. Social constructions of peace, integration and managing diversity are studied from the perspective of sport and play, and the power position of global sport organizations with corporate features is discussed from the perspectives of good governance, legal issues and fair trade. Referring to Foucault's concept of biopolitics, this book contributes to the discussion on the rising power position and the social responsibilities of sports and sport organizations. It is a valuable contribution to the understanding of interconnections between sport and society for students in sociology, policy and politics of sport, for sport leaders, and for policy and decision-makers in sport.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Building Communities and Social Responsibility-Rising Stakes on Sport's Social Role
Sport and Peace Making-Initial Promises, Social Scientific Issues and Practical Challengesp. 3
In Africa for FIFA & Sonsp. 17
Constructing Peace and Fostering Social Integration: Sport and Play in Azerbaijanp. 30
Sport Plus and Socially Vulnerable Youth-Opening the Black Boxp. 44
'We Are a Very, Very Homogenous Group'-Promoting and Managing Social Diversity in Sports?p. 62
Discourses on Integration and Interaction in a Martial Arts Clubp. 74
What Is the Development in Sport-for-Development?p. 88
Spor. Corporations at Play: Doing Business in Sports-Who's Added Value?
Sports Governance-Between the Obsession with Rules and Regulation and the Aversion to Being Ruled and Regulatedp. 107
The Magicians of Sport-How the Greatest Corruption Scandal in the World of Sport Vanished Before We Knew It Existedp. 122
A Governance Perspective on Sport Mega-Events-The 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa as a Lubricant in Domestic and International Affairs?p. 135
Popular Deception by IOC and FIFAp. 150
Football Academies and Player Migration in Developing Countriesp. 156
Rules of Law in the Business of Sportp. 177
Contributorsp. 197
Name Indexp. 201
Subject Indexp. 203
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