Australian Sport û Better by Design?: The Evolution of Australian Sport Policy

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Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date: 2005-01-11
Publisher(s): Routledge
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This new book reviews and critiques the development of elite and community sport policy with an emphasis on contemporary sport and recent history but with an evolutionary perspective looking back as far as the 1920s. The authors contextualize national policy in terms of the particular Australian political, economic, and cultural environment, and identify critical policy shifts in the evolution of Australian sport policy. Original research and selected case studies are used to explore four distinct policy areas: sport development for elite and community participants; intervention in sport's organization, management, and administration; "fair play" policies and anti-doping initiatives; and "social capital" development for improving community health and welfare. This book provides a much-needed resource for students and professionals wishing to research the Australian experience.

Table of Contents

List of figures vii
List of tables viii
Acknowledgements x
Preface xi
PART I Context 1(34)
1 Sport and Australian society
2 Sport policy foundations
PART II Evolution 35(52)
3 Benign indifference: sport policy 1920-71
4 Crash-through: sport policy 1972-82
5 Augmentation: sport policy 1983-96
6 Integration: sport policy 1996-2003
PART III Practice 87(86)
7 BASA: themes and assumptions
8 Elite sport development: targeting high performance
9 Community sport development: targeting participation
10 Junior sport development: participation programmes and player pathways
11 Management improvement in sport: performance measurement
12 Fair play in sport: drugs, discrimination, disadvantage and disability
13 Regulating sport: the case of sport broadcasting
PART IV Evaluation 173(23)
14 How can policy outcomes be monitored and measured?
15 What does it all mean?
References 196(7)
Index 203

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