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Elite Sport Development : Policy Learning and Political Priorities - Mick Green

Elite Sport Development

Policy Learning and Political Priorities

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2005
ISBN: 9780415331838
Number Of Pages: 219

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Elite Sport Development addresses important sport policy questions and explores the emergence, development and current status of elite sport development policy with detailed examination of Australia, Canada and the UK. The sports compared are swimming, track and field athletics, and sailing.

The book looks at the problems faced in establishing an elite sport development infrastructure covering facilities, coaching, sports science and competition. Likewise, full-time athletes are considered and the tensions that a pre-occupation with elite achievement generates within the sports is also examined. Includes:

* why governments invest heavily in elite sport
* the relationship between Government and NGB's
* the impact of elite investment on 'sport for all'
* the selection of individual sports for priority funding.

This detailed text will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals working in sports development and policy.

Investigating Elite Sport Policy Processes and Policy Change
Theorising Sport Policy
Development of Sport Policy in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Conclusions: Facility Development
The Emergence of 'Full-time' Competitors
Coaching and Sports Science and Medicine
Competition Opportunities
Common Themes in Elite Sport Development
Advocacy Coalitions and Elite Sport Policy Change
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ISBN: 9780415331838
ISBN-10: 0415331838
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 3rd May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1