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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 123 new and published paperbacks in the subject of Sports Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Ethics in Youth Sport

    Policy and Pedagogical Applications

    Edited by Stephen Harvey, Richard L. Light

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Disability in the Global Sport Arena

    A Sporting Chance

    Edited by Jill M. Le Clair

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sport Management Cultures

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    This is the first book to address the link between culture and sport management. The aim is to demonstrate that culture profoundly affects how we research, teach and practice sport management. The book engages with the concept of culture both as an abstract analytical category and specific beliefs...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity

    Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt, Margaret Talbot

    Series: ICSSPE Perspectives

    Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sport and Social Mobility

    Crossing Boundaries

    By Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Can sport serve as a vehicle for social mobility of disadvantaged social groups? How and to what extent are different forms of social capital created through sport participation? Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries takes up these questions through a critical examination of the ways in...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Kathleen Armour

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    'We can reach far more people through sport than we can through political or educational programmes. In that way, sport is more powerful than politics. We have only just started to use its potential to build up this country. We must continue to do so.' – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport

    Ethical, Legal and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Mike McNamee, Verner Møller

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    The issue of doping has been the most widely discussed problem in sports ethics and is one of the most prominent issues across sports studies, the sports sciences and their constituent disciplines. This book adds uniquely to that catalogue of discourses by focusing on extant anti-doping policy and...

    Published March 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

    Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

    Edited by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

    Edited by Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan, Fabien Ohl

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday

    Edited by Jan Wright, Doune Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important...

    Published May 22nd 2012 by Routledge