The Politics of Leisure Policy


Author: Ian P. Henry

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333948545

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 7415

The Politics of Leisure Policy provides a systematic account of the impact of social, economic and cultural change on the demand for leisure and of the response of politicians, professionals, and service providers. This substantially revised second edition has been updated throughout to reflect the changed realities of the post-Thatcher era, notably the impact of globalization and the search by New Labour for a "responsible market" approach to leisure policy and provision.

The Politics of Local Economic Policy

The Problems and Possibilities of Local Initiative


Author: Aram Eisenschitz

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349228397

Category: Economic development projects

Page: 309

View: 2133

Sport Policy and Governance


Author: Neil King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113643559X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 3758

Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is the first detailed study of the politics of sport policy at the local authority level of governance. In focusing on the local level, the book recognises that the extent to which we benefit from public policy is a result of where we live. Taking the city of Liverpool as its core case study, the author investigates the changing contours of sport policy from the inception of the service area in the 1970s through the economic and political turbulence of the 1980s to the year of European Capital of Culture 2008. As the book gives centre stage to the period since 1997, the changing parameters of local sport policy are located within New Labour priorities around elite sport development and the instrumental uses of sport to deliver social policy goals. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book: Traces the evolution of the relationship between central government policy priorities and local sport policy and practice. Provides a political analysis of sport policy that foregrounds competition between differing interests in a context of scarce resources. Explores relationships between local authority policy for sport and policy relating to education, health, land-use planning and community regeneration. Investigates the organisational and funding contexts in which sport policy actors formulate and implement policy Assesses the strategies utilised by sport policy actors in pursuing their interests. Theorises contemporary sport policy processes and establishes parameters for future research. Sport Policy and Governance: Local Perspectives is essential reading for anyone who is studying or teaching sport-related degree programmes, researching public policy, or who is a practitioner or policy-maker in the sport sector.

Gender and Leisure

Social and Cultural Perspectives


Author: Cara Carmichael Aitchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135932

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 3697

The highly contested nature of both 'gender' and 'leisure' encapsulates many of the most critical social and cultural debates of the early twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as extensive empirical research, Gender and Leisure goes forward to offer a contemporary socio-cultural analysis of gender relations in leisure practice and leisure policy. The book begins by introducing and evaluating the key social and cultural ideologies, philosophies and beliefs that have informed our theoretical understanding of gender and leisure. The particular leisure policies that have emerged from these perspectives are examined. Part two of Gender and Leisure draws on research in social and cultural theory, gender and leisure studies, cultural geography, management and education, and goes on to explore the reality of contemporary gender relations in leisure practice. Leisure policy, leisure management, places and sites of leisure and leisure education are examined, as are the relationships between leisure, sport and tourism.

Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism

A Practical Guide


Author: Anthony James Veal

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273682004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 3151

A comprehensive guide to practical research in the leisure and tourism sector.

The Public at Play

Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Post-war Ontario


Author: Shirley Maye Tillotson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802082961

Category: Recreation

Page: 235

View: 1760

In Ontario in the 1950s play was a serious business. "The Public at Play" brings to light a forgotten moment of failed political idealism, when leisure meant much more than fun. Between 1945 and 1961 the government funded the hiring of a cadre of recreation directors in the villages, towns, and cities of Ontario. Liberal thinkers saw this funding as a way to foster a democratic and participatory society; working with these directors, municipalities could start grass-roots community activities, in the process conditioning mind and body for active citizenship. The ideals were high: women and men would play equal roles; volunteers would be integral to the shape local recreation would take; and the whole effort would be guided by and instilled with the democratic spirit of the emerging welfare state. From this high ground, the movement went rapidly into a tailspin. Volunteers fell into petty roles or simply slid into consumerism, leaving power in a few familiar hands. Women and girls were pushed out of the process. As Tillotson examines just what went wrong, the intrinsic connection between the sidelining of women's leadership and the calcification of regional recreation schemes into bureacracies becomes all too apparent. Yet while Tillotson fully develops the central motif of gender, she is never reductive. Scholars and policy makers will value her sophisticated examination of the many lines of force involved when high politics meets the entrenched value systems of communities.

Sport Tourism

Interrelationships, Impacts and Issues


Author: Dr. Brent W. Ritchie,Dr. Daryl Adair

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 1499

This book examines the economic, social and environmental impacts and issues associated with the development of sport tourism globally, including the lack of research and coordination between industry and government. The book suggests the need for a more balanced analysis of the impacts and issues associated with future sport tourism development.

Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning


Author: Anthony James Veal

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 460

View: 2153

This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary introduction to public policymaking and planning in the leisure, sport and tourism sectors examines theoretical issues underpinning public sector policymaking, including: political ideologies; leisure wants, needs, demand and benefits; human rights; role of the state versus the market; and models of organizational decision-making. Expanded to include sport as a subject separate from leisure, this updated edition of the successful Leisure and Tourism, Policy and Planning includes new coverage of U-Plan, a practical, participation-based local planning methodology, and three sets of planning tools: stakeholder consultation, demand forecasting, and facility and service appraisal. The book provides a link between theory and practical analytical techniques for policy development, plan-making and evaluation of outcomes. It includes an extensive bibliography and questions and exercises for each chapter, making it an ideal text for students as well as practitioners. Web-based support materials are also available for students and teachers.

The Politics of Sports Development

Development of Sport or Development Through Sport?


Author: Barrie Houlihan,Anita White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134472609

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 4118

This text traces the evolution of sports development in the UK in the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy. It explores the emergence of sports development from the early years of public policy for sport in the 1960s to the contemporary era. This analysis is set against a background of policy initiatives, from 'Sport For All', 'Action Sport' and CCT, to the National Lottery and the contemporary emphasis on sport as a factor in the social and cultural well-being of the nation. Incorporating original material from major case studies and the national governing bodies of hockey, rowing, rugby union and tennis, the book examines the reality of "doing sports development" within this changing social and political policy climate.

Gender and the Politics of Time

Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates


Author: Valerie Bryson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347497

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 1281

Women's role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda. This book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence. It introduces mainstream ideas on the nature and political significance of time.

From Class Struggle to the Politics of Pleasure

The Effects of Gramscianism on Cultural Studies


Author: David Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134925220

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2288

This book examines the rise of cultural studies and evaluates its strengths and weaknesses. The author raises searching questions about the originality of cultural studies and its political motivation. Written with zest and a judicious sense of purpose it is a landmark work in cultural studies media and the sociology of culture.

Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning, 4th Edition


Author: A J Veal

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780648030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

View: 5067

The gap between theory and practice in the leisure, sport and tourism studies areas seems to have widened as scholars have become more specialized. Nevertheless, it is imperative that students be as familiar as possible with a wide range of social and political theory, and also be able to reconcile that knowledge with their own current and future roles as practicing professionals. As well as extensive updating of sources, this new edition examines such topics as libertarianism, theocracy, anti-establishment politics, and the concept of generations. A new chapter presents discussions of a number of 'issues and challenges' facing the leisure, sport and tourism sector. Introducing the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leisure, sport and tourism, this book is also a useful addition to the shelf of any policy maker or practitioner within the industries.

Sport and International Relations

An Emerging Relationship



Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135773521

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 9387

Sport plays a highly significant role in the lives of millions the world over, and yet the impact of this global phenomenon on the subject of international relations hes been neglected. The contributors to this collection argue that sport remains both an underestimated and understudied aspect of international relations, and that the growth of its importance should be seen in the complex interdependencies and global systems of governance. The text examines: * how the expansion of professional sport, and the revenues generated by mass media's links with sport have transformed the international political economy; * how sport contributes to nation building and notions of identity; * how sport is a significant facet of international diplomacy. International sport is far from being peripheral to international relations. This challenging and comprehensive introduction will be of interest to students and all those working in international relations and sport studies.

Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion

Feelings, Affect and Technological Change


Author: Athina Karatzogianni,Adi Kuntsman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391346

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7637

Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

The Politics of Community Building in Urban China


Author: Thomas Heberer,Christian Göbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136808434

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 7563

This book aims to make sense of the recent reform of neighbourhood institutions in urban China. It builds on the observation that the late 1990s saw a comeback of the state in urban China after the increased economization of life in the 1980s had initially forced it to withdraw. Based on several months of fieldwork in locations ranging from poor and dilapidated neighbourhoods in Shenyang City to middle class gated communities in Shenzhen, the authors analyze recent attempts by the central government to enhance stability in China’s increasingly volatile cities. In particular, they argue that the central government has begun to restructure urban neighbourhoods, and has encouraged residents to govern themselves by means of democratic procedures. Heberer and Göbel also contend that whilst on the one hand, the central government has managed to bring the Party-state back into urban society, especially by tapping into a range of social groups that depend on it, it has not, however, managed to establish a broad base for participation. In testing this hypothesis, the book examines the rationales, strategies and impacts of this comeback by systematically analyzing how the reorganization of neighbourhood committees was actually conducted and find that opportunities for participation were far more limited than initially promised. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Development Studies, Urban Studies and Asian Studies in general.

The Politics of Mobility

Transport Planning, the Environment and Public Policy


Author: Geoff Vigar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157979

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7232

The Politics of Mobility presents case studies of local transport policy-making and in-depth analysis of UK national transport policy in the period 1987-2000 to highlight how policy was promoted and resisted.

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012


Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 305

View: 6178

This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.