The Global Politics of Sport

The book examines the increased influence on international sport of the politics of global institutions such as global economic market forces, International Non-Governmental Organisations and multi-national business and media.

Author: Lincoln Allison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415346029

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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The book examines the increased influence on international sport of the politics of global institutions such as global economic market forces, International Non-Governmental Organisations and multi-national business and media.

Gaming the World

This book examines the twenty-first-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization while at the same time fostering deep-seated and antagonistic local allegiances and ...

Author: Andrei S. Markovits

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162034

Category: History

Page: 361

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The globalizing influence of professional sports Professional sports today have truly become a global force, a common language that anyone, regardless of their nationality, can understand. Yet sports also remain distinctly local, with regional teams and the fiercely loyal local fans that follow them. This book examines the twenty-first-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization while at the same time fostering deep-seated and antagonistic local allegiances and spawning new forms of cultural conflict and prejudice. Andrei Markovits and Lars Rensmann take readers into the exciting global sports scene, showing how soccer, football, baseball, basketball, and hockey have given rise to a collective identity among millions of predominantly male fans in the United States, Europe, and around the rest of the world. They trace how these global—and globalizing—sports emerged from local pastimes in America, Britain, and Canada over the course of the twentieth century, and how regionalism continues to exert its divisive influence in new and potentially explosive ways. Markovits and Rensmann explore the complex interplay between the global and the local in sports today, demonstrating how sports have opened new avenues for dialogue and shared interest internationally even as they reinforce old antagonisms and create new ones. Gaming the World reveals the pervasive influence of sports on our daily lives, making all of us citizens of an increasingly cosmopolitan world while affirming our local, regional, and national identities.

The Politics of Sport

This book adds to the growing body of work on the global politics of sport. Leading and emerging experts explore 21st Century sport, politics and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility and identity.

Author: Paul Gilchrist

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415851432

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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Sport is an essential part of community structure, membership and identity. Whether on the field of play, in stadia, or on the streets, sport has consistently brought together disparate individuals to share culture, values and memories. Nowadays these relationships are being rewritten through the effects of global socio-economic practices, the interventions of government, the impact of cultural imperialism and, at the local level, through the actions of individuals and new constituencies that are emerging in response. Furthermore, this generates discourse on matters of regional and national identity. This themed issue presents a range of essays that examine the relationship between sport and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility and identity. Drawing upon insights from contemporary history and current political phenomena from leading academic specialists in the field, the issue addresses cross-cutting themes such as loyalty and allegiance, migration and integration, identity and collective memory, and the politics of resistance and change, which will be of interest to the political scientist, the contemporary historian and sport scholar alike. This book was previously published as a special edition of the journal Sport in Society.

The Politics of Sport

The Global Politics of Sport: The Role of Global Institutions in Sport. London: Routledge, 2005. Bairner, A. 'Sport, Intellectuals and Public Sociology: Obstacles and Opportunities'. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 44, ...

Author: Paul Gilchrist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317990987

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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Sport is an essential part of community structure, membership and identity. Whether on the field of play, in stadia, or on the streets, sport has consistently brought together disparate individuals to share culture, values and memories. Nowadays these relationships are being rewritten through the effects of global socio-economic practices, the interventions of government, the impact of cultural imperialism and, at the local level, through the actions of individuals and new constituencies that are emerging in response. Furthermore, this generates discourse on matters of regional and national identity. This themed issue presents a range of essays that examine the relationship between sport and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility and identity. Drawing upon insights from contemporary history and current political phenomena from leading academic specialists in the field, the issue addresses cross-cutting themes such as loyalty and allegiance, migration and integration, identity and collective memory, and the politics of resistance and change, which will be of interest to the political scientist, the contemporary historian and sport scholar alike. This book was previously published as a special edition of the journal Sport in Society.

Beyond the Final Score

Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia.

Author: Victor D. Cha

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231154909

Category: History

Page: 212

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The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and South Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad? Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the processes of globalization. For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril. Victor D. Cha-former director of Asian affairs for the White House-evaluates Beijing's contention with this pressure, considering the intense scrutiny China already faced on issues of counterproliferation, global warming, and free trade.

Sport and International Politics

In terms of British diplomacy, the challenge of fascist football and the political mobilization of sport at the Berlin Games clearly had an impact. As a status quo power with vast global commitments to its Empire and trade routes, ...

Author: Pierre Arnaud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135816292

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Examines the shaping of sports by both the fascist and communist institutions of Europe during the interwar period. It shows how sports were used as an instrument of propaganda and psychological pressure by major political and sporting nations.

Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

In The Changing Politics of Sport. Edited by L. Allison, 1–14. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993. ———. 'Sport and Civil Society'. Political Studies 46, no. 4 (1998): 709–26. Allison, L., ed. The Global Politics of Sport.

Author: Steven J. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317969174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Globalization is effecting a close convergence of sport and foreign policy. In order to respond to novel social, political, cultural and economic pressures, states are increasingly turning to sport as a foreign policy instrument; and they cannot ignore the corresponding influence that global sport has on their core interests. This book is devoted to exploring this relationship in detail. Although any examination of sport and foreign policy inevitably focuses on issues related to both politics and international relations, the primary intention here is to consider the dimensions associated with foreign policy. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

Coghlan, Sport and British Politics, 67. Mick Green, 'Olympic Glory or Grassroots Development? Sport Policy Priorities in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, 1960–2006', The International Journal of the History of Sport 24, ...

Author: Dave Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686316

Category: History

Page: 208

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At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto under-explored history of sports coaching in Britain tell us about both the early history of sport and about contemporary coaching practice? A History of Sports Coaching in Britain is the first book to attempt to examine the history of British sports coaching, from its amateur roots in the deep nineteenth century to the high performance, high status professional coaching cultures of today. The book draws on original primary source material, including the lost coaching lives of key individuals in British coaching, to trace the development of coaching in Britain. It assesses the continuing impact of the nineteenth-century amateur ethos throughout the twentieth century, and includes important comparisons with developments in international coaching, particularly in North America and the Eastern Bloc. The book also explores the politicisation of sport and the complicated interplay between politics and coaching practice, and illuminates the origins of the structures, organisations and philosophies that surround performance sport in Britain today. This book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the history of sport, sports coaching, sports development, or the relationships between sport and wider society.

ARENA Review

Given the inevitable tendency towards social stratification, economic domination and political hegemony, sport is situated and analyzed within the context of other related features of the global political economy.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000760201

Category: Sports

Page: 756

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The History and Politics of Sport for Development

This book focuses on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change.

Author: Simon C. Darnell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137439444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

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This book focuses on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change. Integrating the history of international development with the history of modern sport, the authors examine the underpinnings of sport-for-development from the mid-19th through the early 21st centuries. Including both archival research and extensive interviews with more than 15 individuals who were central to the institutions and movements that shaped sport as a force for development, this book will be of particular interest to the growing number of scholars, students, practitioners, advocates and activists interested in the possibilities and limitations of sport-for-development.