Download e-book for kindle: Elite Sport Development Policy Learning and Political by Barri Houlihan

By Barri Houlihan

ISBN-10: 0203022246

ISBN-13: 9780203022245

ISBN-10: 041533182X

ISBN-13: 9780415331821

Elite recreation improvement addresses vital game coverage questions and explores the emergence, improvement and present prestige of elite recreation improvement coverage with precise exam of Australia, Canada and the united kingdom. The activities in comparison are swimming, tune and box athletics, and crusing. The e-book seems on the difficulties confronted in constructing an elite activity improvement infrastructure overlaying amenities, training, activities technology and festival. Likewise, full-time athletes are considered and the tensions pre-occupation with elite success generates in the activities can also be tested. comprises: * why governments make investments seriously in elite sport* the courting among govt and NGB's* the impression of elite funding on 'sport for all' * the choice of person activities for precedence investment. This distinctive textual content should be of curiosity to scholars, researchers and execs operating in activities improvement and coverage.

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Indeed, to many ordinary Soviet citizens, the worst aspect of this system was ‘the misplaced priorities, the gap between the living standards and ordinary sports facilities on the one hand, and the funds lavished on elite sport and stars on the other’ (Peppard and Riordan 1993:133). e. 1 Key principles and main features of the USSR’s elite sport development model Key principles Main features Normative programmes Central state funding Sports schools Talent ‘Gotov k trudu i oborne’ (Ready for labour and defence)— viewed as the horizontal development of mass sport initiatives from which potential ‘stars’ could be drawn.

Although Dolowitz and Marsh acknowledge that policy transfer is not the sole explanation of any, let alone most, policy development, they do suggest that ‘an increasing amount of policy development, and particularly policy change, in contemporary polities is affected by policy transfer’ (2000:21). Before considering each country in turn, some brief comments on the rationale for selecting the three countries is required. The selection of the Soviet Union is justified first by its outstanding success at the Olympic Games between the period 1952–88 and Elite sport development 18 second, by its explicit attempt to identify and develop sporting talent systematically.

Sports Forschungsinstitut für Körperkultur und Sport (Research science/sports Institute for Physical Culture and Sport—FKS) employed medicine approx. 600 staff in top secret sports science research. Post1989, FKS became infamous for its role in the ideological indoctrination of athletes and for experiments with performance-enhancing drugs. Source: Adapted from Childs (1978); Dick (1990); Kozel (1996); Lahmy (1985); Sutcliffe (1988); Volkwein and Haag (1994) least at the elite level (Merkel 1995:100).

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