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New and Published Books

  1. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport and peacemaking have evolved. It is no longer the case that the Olympic Games and war games exist in isolation from each other. Increasingly, policymakers, peacekeepers, athletes, development workers, presidents of nations and others combine forces in an "integrated" approach towards peace....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Anti-doping: Policy and Governance

    Edited by Barrie Houlihan, Mike McNamee

    The book addresses a series of key aspects of contemporary anti-doping policy. At the broader philosophical level, questions are asked about whether the scale of anti-doping activity and the intrusiveness of anti-doping policy in the lives of athletes is proportionate to the problem of doping....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Coaching for Performance: Realising the Olympic Dream

    Edited by Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon, Tony Ghaye

    This book celebrates two important aspects of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (1) For those involved in any aspect of Olympism, and particularly coaches and athletes, London 2012 was about realising dreams, achieving success and participating in competitive sport at the highest level....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Female Fans of the NFL

    Taking Their Place in the Stands

    By Anne Osborne, Danielle Coombs

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In the past, sport, particularly football, has been defined as a male domain. Women’s interest stereotypically ranges from gentle tolerance to active resistance. But increasingly, women are proudly identifying themselves as supporters of their teams, and have become highly desirable audiences for...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Managing People in Sport Organizations

    A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective, 2nd Edition

    By Tracy Taylor, Alison Doherty, Peter McGraw

    Series: Sport Management Series

    Managing People in Sport Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of managing people within a strategic framework. This revised and updated second edition examines a range of strategic human resource management approaches that can be used by sport organizations to...

    Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Introduction to Sport Marketing

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Aaron C.T. Smith, Bob Stewart

    Series: Sport Management Series

    Introduction to Sport Marketing is an accessible and engaging introduction to key concepts and best practice in sport marketing. Aimed at students with little or no prior knowledge of marketing, the book outlines a step-by-step framework for effective sport marketing, from conducting market...

    Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sport Management

    Principles and Applications, 4th Edition

    By Russell Hoye, Aaron C.T. Smith, Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart

    Series: Sport Management Series

    Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Sport Management: Principles and Applications introduces the sport industry and examines the role of the state, non-profit and professional sectors in sport. It focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting...

    Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Economics of Betting Markets

    Edited by David Peel

    During the last few decades, commercial gambling has increased substantially throughout the Western world. More people than ever before have access to sources of legalised gambling, leading to bumper revenues for the institutions involved. Naturally enough, this has led to an increased interest in...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge