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  • Sport and Societyby Barrie Houlihan

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 76.00

    Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan?s ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international, and engaging. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters covering key contemporary issues: young athletes and... more...

  • Sport, Policy and Politicsby Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95

    Sport, Policy and Politics is a genuinely comparative analysis of sport policy-making in five countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and North America. Some of the issues raised in this book include: * the process of sport policy-making * the administrative framework for sport: the responsibilities of central or federal governments,... more...

  • The Government of Politics and sportby Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation,... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Developmentby Barrie Houlihan; Mick Green

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development is the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of sports development as an activity and as a policy field, and to offer a definitive survey of current academic knowledge and professional practice. more...

  • Sport Policy in Britainby Barrie Houlihan; Iain Lindsey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Since 1990, Britain has seen a period of unprecedented public investment in, and political commitment to, sport. In this book, Iain Lindsey and Barrie Houlihan examine and analyze sport policy since the appointment of John Major as leader of the Conservative Party in 1990. John Major?s period as Prime Minister was a watershed in British sport policy... more...

  • Elite Sport Developmentby Mick Green; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    Elite Sport Development addresses important sport policy questions and explores the emergence, development and current status of elite sport development policy with detailed examination of Australia, Canada and the UK. The sports compared are swimming, track and field athletics, and sailing. The book looks at the problems faced in establishing... more...

  • Politics of Sports Developmentby Barrie Houlihan; Anita White

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    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... more...

  • Comparative Elite Sport Developmentby Barrie Houlihan; Mick Green

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    There is a paucity of academic work in the area of elite sport development despite there being ample evidence that achieving international sporting success is of increasing importance to the public (exemplified by consistent media interest in elite success or the lack of it) and to governments in most developed countries who have, almost without exception,... more...

  • Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europeby Margaret Groeneveld; Barrie Houlihan; Fabien Ohl

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    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. more...

  • The Youth Olympic Gamesby Dag Vidar Hanstad; Milena M. Parent; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth... more...