Download e-book for iPad: Elite Sport Development Policy Learning and Political by Barri Houlihan

By Barri Houlihan

ISBN-10: 0203022246

ISBN-13: 9780203022245

ISBN-10: 041533182X

ISBN-13: 9780415331821

Elite game improvement addresses very important recreation coverage questions and explores the emergence, improvement and present prestige of elite game improvement coverage with specific exam of Australia, Canada and the united kingdom. The activities in comparison are swimming, song and box athletics, and crusing. The booklet seems on the difficulties confronted in constructing an elite activity improvement infrastructure overlaying amenities, training, activities technological know-how and pageant. Likewise, full-time athletes are considered and the tensions pre-occupation with elite success generates in the activities is additionally tested. comprises: * why governments make investments seriously in elite sport* the dating among executive and NGB's* the influence of elite funding on 'sport for all' * the choice of person activities for precedence investment. This certain textual content may be of curiosity to scholars, researchers and execs operating in activities improvement and coverage.

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A significant turning point for the direction and shape of (elite) sport in the USSR occurred under Stalin’s leadership. The foundation of Stalinist sport had been the promotion of competition as a socially useful way of life. The official turn toward sport ‘productivity’ came in 1936, with a Party-endorsed shift of emphasis from purely physical culture to physical culture combined with competitive sport as a means of socialising the population to the new prevailing norms. The emphasis was on sport’s utilitarian, ‘applied’ functions in preparing the population for labour and defence (Hoberman 1984; see also Riordan 1978).

Sports Early pioneering work in the late 1940s and early 1950s by science/sports Professor Frank Cotton and his protégé, swimming coach, medicine Forbes Carlile, provided a relatively early (for Western countries) acknowledgement of, and thus foundation for, the continued development of these disciplines in academic institutions, the AIS, and State/ Territory academies/institutes of sport. Source: Adapted from Adair and Vamplew (1997); Cashman (1995); Department of Industry, Science and Resources (2001); Magdalinski (2000); Phillips (2000); Vamplew et al.

Finally, as was the case for the former Eastern bloc countries, developments in Australia’s elite sport model can be conceptualised in terms of Fisher and Borms’ (1990) Systematic, System-related model. Elite sport development 26 Conclusion Selecting an appropriate framework for the analysis of public policy is far from easy. A wide variety of meso-level analytical frameworks and models are currently competing for attention (John 1998; Sabatier 1999). These frameworks/models differ, inter alia, in the weight they give to structure as opposed to agency, the degree to which they seek to explain both policy stability and change, and in the extent to which they have been elaborated with sufficient clarity to enable application.

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