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Sport’s Organisation and Governance
Sport’s Organisation and Governance
3.1 Introduction

This chapter examines the organisational structure and ongoing development of modern sport and will further extend the analysis of the social processes that have influenced the structure of modern sport introduced in Chapter 2. Its principal aims are therefore to further extend your sociological understanding of how the familiar structures of contemporary sport were, in part, the historical product of an emergent middle class that influenced modernity through the imposition of an interconnected set of ideologies based on the introduction of rational and bureaucratic controls over vast swathes of social life. One of the outcomes of this process was the construction of a complex web of national and international organisational structures and forms of sport governance ...

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