Sport Policy and Governance
- Neil King, Lecturer in Sports Development, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Written in a clear and accessible style, this book:
• Traces the evolution of the relationship between central government policy priorities and local sport policy and practice.
• Provides a political analysis of sport policy that foregrounds competition between differing interests in a context of scarce resources.
• Explores relationships between local authority policy for sport and policy relating to education, health, land-use planning and community regeneration.
• Investigates the organisational and funding contexts in which sport policy actors formulate and implement policy
• Assesses the strategies utilised by sport policy actors in pursuing their interests.
• Theorises contemporary sport policy processes and establishes parameters for future research.
Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is essential reading for anyone who is studying or teaching sport-related degree programmes, researching public policy, or who is a practitioner or policy-maker in the sport sector.
Dr. Neil King is Senior Lecturer in Sport Development at Edge Hill University, UK. His research, teaching and curriculum development largely centres on public policy, governance and development for sport, recreation and physical activity. His other research interests include policy for education, health, land-use planning and the environment, youth justice, culture, and urban regeneration.
Primary: third year undergraduates and postgraduates on sport studies, sport development, sport management, and sport politics courses.Secondary: Academics and researchers
- Published: February 2009
- Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-8547-4