Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

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Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of sport federations within a variety of European countries that illuminate the varied relationships between not-for-profit sport federations, their members, governments and the citizens they represent. The contributors explore the contrasts and synergies between core social capital theoretical perspectives, and how these may be informed by and/or shape the realities of governance from different perspectives within the sport system.European Commission Press Release. IP/98/355, April 15, 1998. Retrieved July 20, 2009, from 355aamp;format=HTMLaamp;aged=1aamp;language=ENaamp;guiLanguage=en a€”a€”. (1998b).

Title:Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe
Author:Margaret Groeneveld, Barrie Houlihan, Fabien Ohl
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-13


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