Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union

1st Edition

Nicola Rinaldo Porro, Stefano Martelli, Alberto Testa

April 28, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 208 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815360513 - CAT# K346870
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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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.

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