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  • Bad Sportsby Dave Zirin

    Scribner 2010; US$ 25.00

    A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE ?CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING? ( THE WASHINGTON POST ) The fastest-growing sector of today?s sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs,... more...

  • Sports Industryby John Greenwald

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94

    In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new... more...

  • This Great Symbolby John J. MacAloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, behind the blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories. more...

  • Watching the Olympicsby John Sugden; Alan Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, this book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. No other book has ever offered closer scrutiny of the inner workings of Olympism?s... more...

  • Tussen analyse en opportuniteitby Willem Camphuis

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 72.00

    Aan de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER) wordt sinds zijn ontstaan in 1950 grote invloed op het regeringsbeleid toegedicht. Wetenschap en journalistiek hebben regelmatig verhaald over de grote betekenis op het naoorlogse sociaal-economisch beleid, waarbij de regering en het parlement veelvuldig voor het blok zouden zijn gezet door (bijna) unanieme SER-adviezen.... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • Fußballklubs als Global Playerby Philipp Schlösser

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 17.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie mauserten sich regional aktive Fußballklubs wie der FC Barcelona, Real Madrid oder Manchester United zu global ausstrahlenden Marken? Was sind die entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktoren für die Internationalisierung von Fußballvereinen? Welche Bedeutung hat eine Marktentwicklung über nationale Grenzen hinaus für den Klub als Unternehmen?... more...

  • Britain and the Olympic Gamesby Matt Rogan; Martin Rogan

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...

  • The Book of Olympic Listsby David Wallechinsky; Jaime Loucky

    Aurum Press 2012; US$ 8.75

    From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games. Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled head for arcane ? now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including: ? The eight slowest Olympic... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...