Sport and International Development (Global Culture and Sport Series)

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9781137003164: Sport and International Development (Global Culture and Sport Series)

Investigating the capacity of sport to act both as a conduit for traditional development assistance activities and as an agent for change in its own right, this book argues that sport can contribute to the development process, particularly where traditional development approaches have difficulty in engaging with communities.

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About the Author:

ROGER LEVERMORE is Lecturer in International Development, and Research Manager for the Football Industry Group at the University of Liverpool Management School, UK. He has published on sport and international relations, corporate social responsibility, national identity formation (through sport) and sport and international development. He is co-editor of Sport and International Relations.

AARON BEACOM is Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy and Programme Leader for the MA in Applied Sport Development at University College Plymouth St. Mark and St. John, UK. He has published on sports history, sport and diplomacy and sport in development. His current research relates to the international development of disability sport.


'Sport and International a welcome addition to this developing academic area and provides an informative account illustrating the diverse ways sport is used for international development.' - International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

'The book is interesting in its theory-based analysis of a highly practical development strand. Sport and International Development helps to look at the issue from many different angles and enables the reader to ask whether sport really is an appropriate tool for social change.' - Development in Practice

'Sport and International Development provides a solid foundation, and it is a useful tool...The collection addresses the contentious issues in the field today and offers answers to how sport can be a contributor to meaningful social change in the developing world. Because of this, the book is helpful, both to academics and practitioners, in helping to frame the way we think about sport-in-development programs through a variety of lenses.' - Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports

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