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Sport and Public Policy: Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives

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Sports figures, events, and organizations affect our society in vast, varied, and sometimes unexpected ways. To gain a broad-based understanding of how sport interfaces with public policy issues, a variety of viewpoints must be considered. Sport and Public Policy: Social, Political, and Economic Perspectivesis the only text that examines some of the most compelling policy issues affecting the sports world from an interdisciplinary perspectiveincluding economics, history, urban planning, not-for-profit administration, public health communications, political science, and philosophy. With contributions from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, this contemporary resource enhances traditional conversation and gives readers a fresh outlook on economic and political issues in sport. Sport and Public Policypresents a contemporary view of how to understand and analyze complex and controversial topics. It begins by examining issues related to professional sportsincluding the unique nature of American sports leagues, the decisions and conflicts involved in the organization of sports leagues and events, and labor strikes and conflicts. It then examines professional sports, cities, and public finance. Readers are drawn into thought-provoking discussion of issues such as the public investment in sports facilities and recent trends in stadium and arena construction. The book also presents an example of a unique model of not-for-profit community ownership in action, which readers can implement in their own cities. Sport and Public Policy explores amateur sports by presenting a fresh perspective on the link between sports and society, the dwindling levels of African-American participation in baseball, and whether or not the National Collegiate Athletic Association's actions align with its stated principles and values. It also challenges the reader to think globally through a discussion of how sports affect and are affected by international relations, how a changing world economy is affecting the Olympic games, Major League Baseball's efforts at global expansion, and the effects of global consumer marketing efforts. The chapters encourage readers to consider their role as participants in sports and use their great power to make individual choices that influence their communities. To enhance the learning experience, Sport and Public Policyoffers the following: An application and implementation section in select chapters helps readers understand how to apply the content in their own roles in the sport industry or society. The case studies added to most chapters illustrate how the information and research are being applied in the real world. Some of the hottest topics in the sports world are covered from a public policy perspective, giving readers a new angle from which to analyze issues now and in the future. Sport and Public Policy is a timely resource that will be valued by many. Researchers will use it as a springboard for further study of how sport affects our society economically, socially, and politically. Practitioners and anyone else interested in the role of sport in America will find the book creates a critical new awareness of sport's interface with public policy and the potentially far-reaching implications of their decisions.

Table of Contents

Part I. Structure of professional sports — Cooperation amidst competition: The nature of sport leagues / Nathaniel Sampson and Gerard C.S. Mildner — Beyond the major leagues: Lessons from the organization of international sports / Gerard C.S. Mildner — Why professional athletes make so much money / Zenon X. Zygmont — Part II. Professional sports, cities, and public finance — Economic impact of sport stadiums, teams, and events / Charles A. Santo — Cities, stadiums, and subsidies: Why cities spend so much on sports / Charles A. Santo — Community ownership of professional sport teams and the role of social entrepreneurship / Dorothy Norris-Tirrell and Susan Tomlinson Schmidt — Part III. Amateur athletics, participation, and public health — Influences of urban form on physical activity / Jennifer Dill and Lynn Weigand — MLB's mixed messages: African American participation in baseball / David C. Ogden — Contradictions and conflict: Ethical dilemmas inherent in big-time college sports / Richard M. Southall ... [et al.] — Sport, doping, and public policy / Bryan E. Denham — Part IV. Sport and globalization — Political economy of the Olympic games / Greg Andranovich, Matthew J. Burbank, and Charles H. Heying — American baseball and the global labor market: Resistance and hegemony in the Caribbean / Charles A. Santo — Expanding global consumer market for American sports: The World Baseball Classic / Mark S. Nagel ... [et al.].

Product Details

ISBN:
9781450409100
Subtitle:
Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Author:
Charles Santo
Author:
Gerard Mildner
Author:
Santo, Charles
Author:
Mildner, Gerard
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Sports -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Sports -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Industries - Park & Recreation Management
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100315
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
267

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