Implementing Sport Policy: Organisational Perspectives on the UK Sport System

Marc Keech (Editor), Iain Lindsey (Editor), John Hayton (Editor)

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This book critically examines the roles and contributions of different organisations in the implementation of sport policy in the UK, and therefore provides an important guide to the complexities of implementing sport policy and of achieving policy goals through, and for, sport.

Presenting analytical chapters by leading sport researchers alongside shorter commentaries by practitioners working in the field, the book outlines the uneven path between policy planning and real-world outcomes. Adopting a multi-level analysis, it examines the interlocking structures and challenges of organisations from grassroots voluntary sport to national governing bodies and professional clubs, and considers the most important issues affecting UK sport policy today.

This is fascinating reading for any student, researcher or practitioner working in sport policy, sport for development, sport management, sport coaching, physical education, and related areas of policy such as public health, community development, social policy, public policy and education.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780367755027
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport Business and Management


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