This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.



Globalisation is an attractive and ubiquitous idea. It is a concept increasingly deployed by intellectuals, politicians and policy makers, by media journalists and ordinary people to describe and explain processes of change. We live in a ‘borderless world’, or, more pessimistically as Giddens describes it, a ‘runaway world’ where change is everywhere. There are pessimistic policy debates about population size, the world's health, ecological sustainability and climate change. But commentators optimistically highlight new technologies such as computing, satellite communication and Internet systems that can transform markets and businesses, politics and military security, personal and community relations and not least, culture and tradition.

Robertson has argued that globalisation is a general mode of discourse, a distinctive way of thinking about the unity of humankind on planet ...

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