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  • Sport, Policy and Politicsby Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95

    A genuinely comparative analysis of sport policy -making in five countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and North America. Focuses on issues such as drug abuse, government intervention and the provision of sport in schools. more...

  • 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...

  • The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)by Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • The Politics of Sports Developmentby Barrie Houlihan; Anita White

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    This book traces the evolution of sports development in the UK in the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy, and explores the emergence of sports development from the 1960s to the contemporary era. more...

  • Elite Sport Developmentby Mick Green; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    Examines the emergence, development and status of an elite sport development policy in swimming, track and field, and sailing in Australia, Canada and the UK. more...

  • Comparative Elite Sport Developmentby Barrie Houlihan; Mick Green

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    Comparative Elite Sport Development: systems, structures and public policy focuses on the identification and development of elite sporting talent especially in Olympic sports. Written by a team of international contributors it applies a reflective and analytical approach, and both informs, and is informed by, established bodies of theory in policy... 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$ 125.00

    Since 1990, Britain has seen a period of unprecedented public investment in, and political commitment to, sport. This book provides the first analysis that examines sport policy as a field of government and that discusses how the various sectors (e.g. youth/school sport, mass sport, etc) have been affected by government and the competition for public... 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...

  • Participation in Sportby Matthew Nicholson; Russell Hoye; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote ?sport for all? and their motives for doing so vary greatly.  Participation in Sport  is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative... more...