The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe. The key themes and debates of sport management are organized across three sections: sport management fundamentals and key concepts sport management challenges and issues sport management futures.

Sport Policy and Politics

Sport Policy and Politics

Sport policy and politics
Barrie Houlihan

Without government support organised sport at both domestic and international levels would decline dramatically and in some sports almost cease to exist. Even those highly commercial sports such as American football, Formula 1, professional road cycling, golf and soccer would be altered dramatically if the public policies that support them were withdrawn. The importance of public policy in relation to community sport and most Olympic sports is far more evident. In many countries it is the state that provides most of the facilities for community sport either through local government or through educational institutions. The state is often heavily involved in supporting the preparations of elite Olympic athletes through the funding of specialist training centres, subsidising ...

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