Sports Governance Development and Corporate Responsibility

This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings.

Author: Barbara Segaert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415629640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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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.

Sports Governance Development and Corporate Responsibility

The power position of global organisations with corporate features will be addressed from the perspective of governance, issues of law and fair business. In his introductory chapter on sports governance, Hans Bruyninckx analyses three ...

Author: Barbara Segaert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415522496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings. Instrumental interventions in local community building and social construction of peace, integration and managing diversity are addressed from a theoretical and case-exemplary perspective. Corporate social responsibility of global sport organizations is discussed in relation to specific cases of world sport events.

Sport Governance

Rhodes, R.A.W. (2007) Understanding governance: ten years on. Organization Studies, 28, 8: 1243–1264. Segaert, B., Theeboom, M., Timmerman, C. and Vanreusel B., eds (2014) Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility.

Author: Neil King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317225638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations are governed, explores the issues and challenges faced by those governing sport today, and looks ahead to how sport can be governed better in the future. Covering sport at all levels, from community organisations and national governing bodies to international organisations such as the IOC and FIFA, this text examines key components of governance, such as legal and regulatory frameworks, stakeholding, performance, compliance and the reform of the non-profit sector in line with corporate governance. This text is also timely given that recent corruption scandals in sport have served to highlight the central importance of good governance in sport. Its nine chapters draw upon more than thirty international case examples across a range of sports including athletics, football, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, rugby, badminton and tennis. With extensive lists of learning activities and resources, original empirical research and insights into the politics of policymaking and implementation, this textbook is essential reading for any course on sport governance, policy, management or development.

Ethics and Governance in Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 45 (3), 295–314. Coalter, F. (2012). What is the development in sport-for-development? In B. Segaert et al. (Eds.), Sports governance, development and corporate responsibility (pp.

Author: Yves Vanden Auweele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317394389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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What is, or what should be, the function of sport in a globalized, commercialized world? Why does sport matter in the 21st century? In Ethics and Governance in Sport: the future of sport imagined, an ensemble of leading international experts from across the fields of sport management and ethics calls for a new model of sport that goes beyond the traditional view that sport automatically encourages positive physical, psychological, social, moral and political values. Acknowledging that sport is beset by poor practice, corruption, and harmful behaviors, it explores current issues in sport ethics, governance and development, considering how good governance and the positive potentials of sport can be implemented in a globalized sporting landscape. Ethics and Governance in Sport suggests a future model of sport governance based on well substantiated projections, and argues that identifying the root causes of harmful behavior, those things that are characteristic of sport, and engaging sport managers, policy makers and leaders of sport organizations, is essential if sport is to thrive. The book’s interdisciplinary examination of sport, encompassing philosophy, sociology, economics, management and sport development, and its forward-looking approach makes it important reading for advanced students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in the place and development of modern sport. Its clear messages invite self-reflection and discussion, especially within sports organizations.

Ethical Concerns in Sport Governance

of articles interrogate the ethics of decision-making and hierarchy of governance in international sport, the next set examines specific issues that require greater ... Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility.

Author: Souvik Naha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429844348

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

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Sport governance no longer stirs public opinion only when scandals surface; it has become a persistent concern for a number of stakeholders, such as the media, sport followers, and corporates that produce and sponsor sport. Contemporary sport governance is characterised by tension between sport’s potential for commercial benefit on the one hand and moral education and social development on the other. The perceived incompatibility of these two aspects has led to intense conversations in the media, administrative circles, and the public sphere about the need for ethics to be the key element of governance. The chapters in this volume explore the contemporary forms of governance that is structured by sport’s extensive transnational networks, shifts in what the stakeholders mentioned above understand by ‘ethics’, and the emergence of new stakeholders. They identify as the two major directions of contemporary sport governance the growing significance of the non-West, especially in relation to event hosting, and the need for controlling the behaviour of emergent interest groups. The latter is a complex constellation of athletes, officials, supporters, lawyers, and politicians who share power and collectively determine corporate and non-profit governance, legal aspects, and regulatory mechanisms from within their subjective locations. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue in Sport in Society.

Doping in Sport and the Law

(FIFA) was established in 1904 by men who also believed in the separation of sport from the state.6 Arguably, ... Barbara Segaert et al (eds), Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility (Abingdon, Routledge, 2012) 107.

Author: Ulrich Haas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509905904

Category: Law

Page: 344

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This unique international legal and cross-disciplinary edited volume contains analysis of the legal impact of doping regulation by eminent and well known experts in the legal fields of sports doping regulation and diverse legal fields which are intrinsically important areas for consideration in the sports doping landscape. These are thoughtful extended reflections by experts on theory and policy and how they interact with law in the context of doping in sport. It is the first book to examine the topical and contentious area of sports doping from a variety of different but very relevant legal perspectives which impact the stakeholders in sport at both professional and grass roots levels. The World Anti-Doping Code contains an unusual mix of public and private regulation which is of more general interest and fully explored in this work. Each of the 14 chapters addresses doping regulation from a legal perspective such as tort, corporate governance, employment law, human rights law, or a scientific area. Legal areas are generally considered from an international and not national perspective. Issues including fairness, logic and the likelihood of compliance are explored. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the law, regulation and governance of sport.

Managing Social Issues

Coalter, F. (2007), 'Sport clubs, social capital and social regeneration: “Ill-defined interventions with hard to follow ... M. Theeboom, C. Timmerman and B. Vanreusel (eds), Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility, ...

Author: Peter Leisink

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781006962

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuses on government and public policy but neglects the initiatives that non-profit and private organizations and loca

Elite Sport and Sport for All

A governance perspective on sport mega-events, sports governance, development and corporate responsibility. In B. Segaert, M. Theeboom, C. Timmerman and B. Vanreusel (eds). Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility.

Author: Richard Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317587972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

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Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book’s multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship. Drawing on research and case studies from around the world—with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel—the book explores key contemporary issues including: does effective talent identification require depth of participation? do elite performances inspire greater participation? the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport; and the economic aspects of their co-existence. The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.

Sport Public Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship

Sport, Masculinities and the Body Ian Wellard India and the Olympics Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta Social Capital and Sport ... Approach Harry Hiller Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility Edited by Barbara Segaert,

Author: Jay Scherer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135017101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

The International Olympic Committee Law and Accountability

... Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility, Routledge, Oxford. Casini, L. 2009, 'Global Hybrid Public-Private Bodies: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)', International Organizations Law Review, vol. 6, no. 2, pp.

Author: Ryan Gauthier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317197256

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields extraordinary power, but there is no democratic basis for its authority. This study questions the supremacy of the IOC, arguing that there is a significant accountability deficit. Investigating the conduct of the IOC from an international legal perspective, the book moves beyond a critique of the IOC to explore potential avenues for reform, means of improving democratic procedures and increasing accountability. If the Olympics are to continue to be our most celebrated sporting event, those who organise them must be answerable to the citizens that they can potentially harm as well as benefit. Full of original insights into the inner workings of the IOC, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the Olympics, sport policy, sport management, sport mega-events, and the law.