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Australian Sport - Better by Design? : The Evolution of Australian Sport Policy - Bob Stewart

Australian Sport - Better by Design?

The Evolution of Australian Sport Policy

Hardcover Published: 7th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415340465
Number Of Pages: 224

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Australians have invested an enormous amount of emotional and physical capital in their sporting systems and structures. While Australian sport has many times been dissected from a historical and cultural perspective, there is little detailed analysis of sport's relationship with government.
The book focuses on sport policy, and examines the ways in which government has affected the development of Australian sport since 1919. The text identifies the political, economic and cultural context in which policies were set, and examines critical policy shifts. The book also provides a strong theoretical foundation by first discussing the underlying principles of policy formulation, and second, the rationale for government intervention in national sport. It includes a number of sport policy case studies, with particular attention to the following topics:
- Elite and Community sport development
- Trends in participation and sport fan preferences
- Problems in attracting young people to sport participation
- Improving the management systems of sporting bodies
- Government policy on sport broadcasting
- Tools for evaluating sport policy
Providing a unique blend of theory, history and practice, this text provides an essential foundation for sport policy analysis and will be read by students of sport studies and sport management as well as professionals with an interest in sport development.

Industry Reviews

'...a welcome addition to the literature and the first attempt to synthesize Australia's sporting achievements from a public policy perspective. ... It provides instructive insights that have perhaps been masked by the "shadow" of Sydney 2000; insights, moreover, that may well inform other countries' and other governments' sport policy interventions." Mick Green, European Sport Management Quarterly, March 2005

Sport and Australian Society
Sport Policy Foundations
Benign Indifference: 1920-1971
Crash-through: 1972-1982
Augmentation: 1983-1996
Integration: 1996-2003
Backing Australia's Sporting Ability: Themes and Assumptions
Elite Sport Development: Targeting High Performance
Community Sport Development: Targeting Participation
Junior Sport Development: Pathways and Retention
Management Improvements in Sport: Performance Measurement
Fair Play in Sport: Drugs
Disadvantage and Disability
Regulating Sport
The Case of Sport Broadcasting
How Should Outcomes be Monitored and Measured?
What Does it all Mean?
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ISBN: 9780415340465
ISBN-10: 0415340462
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 7th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1