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.

Regulating Sport

Regulating Sport

Regulating Sport
Bob Stewart

All societies are regulated in one way or another, since they all have obligations to maintain order and ensure citizens ‘behave in acceptable ways’ (Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride, 2008, p. 283). Even in subsistence societies an array of strategies are used to enforce compliance, convince followers about the rightness and wrongness of various behaviours, and confirm the importance of having ‘faith in their leaders’ (Toynbee, 1976, p. 51). Regulations, which comprise ‘sets of commands … binding rules', economic incentives, agreements, community pressures, and social influence’ are everywhere (Baldwin, Cave, and Lodge, 2012, p. 3). They begin in households, and extend into neighbourhoods where taken-for-granted conventions ensure a convivial civility. Routines, customs, and norms are linked to formal rules and ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles