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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 42 new and published books in the subject of Sports Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking Drug Use in Sport

    Why the war will never be won

    By Bob Stewart, Aaron Smith

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Drug free sport is an unattainable aspiration. In this critical, paradigm-shifting reappraisal of contemporary drug policy in sport, Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith argue that drug use in sport is an inexorable consequence of the nature, structure and culture of sport itself. By de-mythologising and...

    Published January 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Volume Two: Celebrating the Games

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sport in Prison

    Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings

    By Rosie Meek

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

    Edited by Andy Smith, Ivan Waddington

    Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Physical Education and Curriculum Study (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critical Introduction

    By David Kirk

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Curriculum is the focal point for the study of educational practice. It is the area in which individual, group and societal needs and interests meet and is consequently the source of much friction and contention. This book, first published in 1988, introduces students to some of the major...

    Published August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Volunteers in Sport: International perspectives

    Edited by Geoff Nichols

    Volunteers are central to providing opportunities to play sport, whether helping to run sports clubs, helping in school sport or at sports events. This volume focuses on the volunteers who support clubs. Approximately 150,000 sports clubs in the UK are supported by volunteers in roles such as...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy

    Edited by Ian Henry, Ling-Mei Ko

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    It is difficult to fully understand the role that sport plays in contemporary global society without understanding how and why governments, NGOs and other organizations formulate and implement policy relating to sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy is the only book to offer a comprehensive...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sport Governance

    International Case Studies

    Edited by Ian O'Boyle, Trish Bradbury

    Series: Foundations of Sport Management

    Governance has become a hugely important issue within sport. Issues of corruption and ‘bad governance’ have become synonymous with some aspects of sport and closer scrutiny than ever before is being applied to ensure organisations are following international best practice in respect to how they are...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 May 30th 2013 by Routledge