This book explores the organisation and structure of sport in and beyond Europe. Drawing upon up-to-date data, the collection’s main focus lies on the relationship between public sport policy structures and sport (con)federations. The authors present thirteen country-speciﬁc contexts wherein sport policy systems are embedded. This evidence provides in-depth descriptions and analyses within a solid academic and theoretical framework. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Sociology of Sport, Sport Management and Sport Policy.
Table of Contents
1. Does it take two to tango? The position and power of national sport bodies compared to their public authorities; Jeroen Scheerder, Elien Claes and Annick Willem.- 2. Australia: Evolution and motivators of national sport policy; Camilla Brockett.- 3. Belgium: Flanders: Sport federations and governmental sport bodies; Elien Claes, Jeroen Scheerder, Annick Willem and Sandrine Billiet.- 4. Canada: An evolving sport system; Lucie Thibault.- 5. Denmark: The dissenting sports system in Europe; Bjarne Ibse.- 6. Finland From steering to the evaluation of the effectiveness; Hanna Vehmas and Kalervo Ilmanen.- 7. France Organisation of sport and policy towards sport federations; Nicolas Scelles.- 8. Germany Autonomy, partnership and subsidiarity; Christoph Breuer and Tobias Nowy.- 9. Lithuania Organisation and governance of sport; Vilma Čingiené.- 10. The Netherlands How the interplay between federations and government helps build a sporting nation; Koen Breedveld and Remco Hoekman.- 11. Slovenia Towards the social configuration of sport system; Gregor Jurak.- 12. Spain Putting the pieces of the sport system in place - The role of the sport federations; Ramón Llopis-Goig.- 13. Switzerland Organisation of sport and policy towards sport federations; Emmanuel Bayle.- 14. UK: England National Governing Bodies of Sport and government agencies; Vassil Girginov.- 15. Conclusion The role of sport policies and governmental support in the capacity building of sport federations; Annick Willem and Jeroen Scheerder