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Participation in sport : international policy perspectives

Author: Matthew Nicholson; Russell Hoye; Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote 'sport for all' and their motives for doing so vary greatly. This is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative analysis of the motives for, and successes and failures of those policies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Nicholson; Russell Hoye; Barrie Houlihan
ISBN: 9780415554787 0415554780 9780415554770 0415554772
OCLC Number: 432990140
Description: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: England / Barrie Houlihan --
The Netherlands / Maarten van Bottenburg --
Germany / Karen Petry, Bernd Schulze --
Norway / Nils Asle Bergsgard, Jan Ove Tangen --
Hungary / Gyöngyi Szabö Földesi --
Bulgaria / Vassil Girginov, Ivan Sandanski --
Finland / Shane Collins --
South Africa / Cora Burnett --
India / Packianathan Chelladural, D. Shunmuganathan, Sheila Stephen --
China / Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang --
Singapore / Lionel Teo --
Japan / Kazuo Uchiumi --
Australia / Russell Hoye, Matthew Nicholson --
New Zealand / Mike Sam --
United States of America / Matthew T. Bowers, Laurence Chalip, B. Christine Green --
Canada / Lucie Thibault, Lisa M. Kikulis.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye, and Barrie Houlihan.

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