Handbook of Sport and International Development


Handbook of Sport and International Development

9781800378919 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Nico Schulenkorf, Professor of Sport Management, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Jon Welty Peachey, Professor of Sport Management and Leadership, Gordon College, US, Ramón Spaaij, Professor Sociology of Sport, Victoria University, Australia and Holly Collison-Randall, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business, Loughborough University, UK
Publication Date: November 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 891 9 Extent: c 600 pp
With sport sustaining a prominent place in international development policymaking, discourse and delivery, this comprehensive Handbook provides a contemporary, multi-disciplinary overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in this critical space. It investigates the role that different sport initiatives – from community-focused projects to large-scale events – can play across a great variety of development contexts.

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With sport’s role now firmly embedded in international development contexts, policy and delivery, this comprehensive Handbook provides a contemporary, multi-disciplinary overview of state-of-the-art research in this critical space. It features a holistic synthesis of current scholarship as well as new and emerging approaches, contexts and development foci. The Handbook includes chapters on a great variety of sport initiatives, ranging from small community projects to large-scale international events.

The Handbook establishes the nexus between reflection, action, and innovation by presenting critical issues from diverse perspectives and with varied voices. Contributors include seminal scholars from broader disciplines, sport-specific development experts as well as up-and-coming academics who address contemporary challenges such as climate change, gender discrimination, athlete diplomacy and the effects of – and sports’ responses to – the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the Handbook offers critical outlooks regarding concepts, methodologies, collaborations and knowledge mobilisation in sport and international development.

The Handbook of Sport and International Development will be a crucial resource for those studying and researching sport in international development settings. It will also be critical for policymakers and development practitioners seeking to gain a broader perspective on the important role of sport in international development.
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‘This is a timely, perceptive, and imaginatively edited collection of articles on the post-COVID achievements, challenges, and opportunities of sport for development. While it’s not shy about revealing the harm created by North-South power imbalances, the neo-colonialism practiced upon Indigenous peoples, and the failure of many good intentions, it’s cautiously hopeful, offering many evidence-based examples of better practices. I learned a lot from it. I commend it to donors, policy-makers, students and scholars, and those on the ground.’
– Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto, Canada

This Handbook, carefully curated by world-leading experts in sport and development, provides a comprehensive and sophisticated overview of the field, cutting-edge insights into the issues facing sport and development today and provides a unique global perspective in authorship and contexts.’
– Emma Sherry, RMIT University, Australia
Contributors include: Soolmaz Abooali, Hussa Al-Khalifa, Yolanda Antin, Susan Brownell, Cora Burnett, Fred Coalter, Holly Collison-Randall, Magnus Dahlstedt, Simon C. Darnell, Peter Donnelly, Michael Edwards, David Ekholm, Anna Farello, Shawn Forde, Hiro Fujihara, Nick Gates, Tony Ghaye, Richard Giulianotti, Anna Goorevich, Billy Graeff, Jeremy Hapeta, Damian Haslett, Emily Hayday, Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst, Tarryn Horner, Ruth Jeanes, Greg Joachim, Gareth J. Jones, Florian Kiuppis, Jorge Knijnik, Iain Lindsey, Richard Loat, Mufunanji Magalasi, William V. Massey, Brian P. McCullough, Mitchell McSweeney,  Fiona Meeks, Sheila Mogalo, Jessica R. Murfree, Lombe A. Mwambwa, Kabanda Mwansa, Pamm Phillips, Emma Pullen, Katherine Raw, Jukka Rintamäki, Katie Rowe, Simona Šafaříková, Lin C Sambili-Gicheha, Nico Schulenkorf, James Skinner, Ramón Spaaij, Rochelle Stewart-Withers, Jack T. Sugden, John Sugden, Bronwyn Sumption, Per Svensson, Arnošt Svoboda, Steve Swanson, Margarita Tadevosyan, Hayley Truskewycz, Engela van der Klashorst, Jon Welty Peachey, Meredith A. Whitley, Jennifer Wong, Tom Woodhouse, Raghdah Zakariya, Sarah Zipp
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