Sports Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility

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Barbara Segaert
Routledge, 2012 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
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The call for sport organizations and organizers to take up social responsibilities is reflected in a wide variety of sport-related practices. This book critically examines sport-related social interventions in different cultural settings, such as promoting local community-building by sport. Social constructions of peace, integration and managing diversity are studied from the perspective of sport and play, and the power position of global sport organizations with corporate features is discussed from the perspectives of good governance, legal issues and fair trade. Referring to Foucault's concept of biopolitics, this book contributes to the discussion on the rising power position and the social responsibilities of sports and sport organizations. It is a valuable contribution to the understanding of interconnections between sport and society for students in sociology, policy and politics of sport, for sport leaders, and for policy and decision-makers in sport.


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Barbara Segaert holds a Master's degree in Arab Philology and Islamic History from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Social Sciences from the Open University in the UK. Since 2002 she has been scientific coordinator at the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp where she develops academic programmes on interreligious and intercultural topics. She is co-editor of How to Conquer the Barriers to Intercultural Dialogue (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2005) and Europe and the Historical Legacies of the Balkans (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2008).

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