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Global sport-for-development: towards a South-centered agenda in IDS and SfD

Holmes, Matthew (2015) Global sport-for-development: towards a South-centered agenda in IDS and SfD. Contemporary Sports Critique (Japan) (33). pp. 152-165.

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Abstract

Over the past decade and a half sport-for-development (SfD) has gathered momentum on a global scale. Under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) it has gained the official label “sport-for-development and peace (SDP)”. Eminent international relations and sport development scholars (Levermore, 2015, 2011a, 2011b, 2008; Coalter, 2013, 2010, 2007) have attempted to unpack, explain, analyse, and offer conclusions about distinct possibilities and limitations which commonly accompany SfD. This essay offers a comprehensive review of the extensive literature that has and continues to be devoted to the SfD. Coverage of theoretical and practical perspectives aims to advance our understanding of and interest in SfD and the dynamic, nuanced, and complex geopolitical spaces within which it is used. Notably, promotion of critical reading, understanding, and explanation of SfD is by no means intended to disregard the deep social, educational, and medical injustices that SfD movements have a mission to reduce and ultimately solve.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1290

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