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Part of the Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society Series
Sport is often seen as an indicator of the civic maturity of a community, an aspect of the rights of citizens to health, education and social integration. This book examines the relationships between participation in sport and physical activity, and welfare policies across Europe. It argues that the success of campaigns for the promotion of sport depend on the existence of dedicated welfare policies promoted by the European states and explores variations in cultural models and structures of governance across Europe. Addressing the function of supranational institutions such as the EU as well as voluntary networks, the book illuminates key issues in European societies such as migration, financial austerity and Brexit as they relate to sport policy. This is important reading for scholars and students in the fields of European sport and physical activity, sociology, political science and organisational analysis, as well as operators and managers of the sport systems involved in advanced training programmes.
|Publication date:||24th April 2020|
|Author:||Nicola Rinaldo (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy) Porro|
|Publisher:||CRC Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc|
|Categories:||Sports & outdoor recreation,|
Nicola Rinaldo Porro is Full Professor in Sociology at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy and former President of EASS (European Association for the Sociology of Sport), Italy. Stefano Martelli is Full Professor in the Sociology of Sport Communication at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. Alberto Testa is Full Professor in Applied Criminology at Ealing Law School, University of West London, UK.More About Nicola Rinaldo (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy) Porro