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 for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace
Simon C. DarnellDavid Marchesseault

The mobilization of sport in the service of international development and peace building has increased in recent years. Various institutions now organize sport and physical activity programs in order to achieve development goals such as gender empowerment, health promotion, education and social inclusion. In addition, organizations deploy sport towards peace-related aims of post-conflict reconciliation, non-violence, and community integration. Taken together, these institutions constitute the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) sector.

In this chapter, we offer an overview and analysis of the SDP sector drawing on critical insights from research. We suggest that the practices of sport for development and peace, and the organizations that make up the SDP sector, constitute important features ...

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