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Localizing global sport for development (Book review)

As studies continue to proliferate in a variety of areas within the sport-for-development (SFD) sector, the need for analysis of the circumstances and nuances within which SFD programming takes place remains crucial. As the field has recognised the context-specificity of SFD programmes and the communities in which they operate, the importance of understanding the views of those individuals at the local level and empirical studies that explicate and explore such perspectives have been emphasized. In their book, Localizing Global Sport for Development, Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda have responded to the call for deeper examinations of SFD by offering a profound exploration and extensive analysis of local, national and international influences on Zambian contexts of SFD and its related components.

Beyond sport for development and peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice (Book Review)

Review by Christina T. Kwauk1 1 Georgetown University, USA Download article as PDF Book Citation Hayhurst, L.M.C., Kay, T., Chawansky, M. (eds). Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational Perspectives on Theory, Policy and Practice. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge; 2016, 244pp., £68 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-138-80667-2 REVIEW At the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […]

Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives (Book Review)

Book Review by Michael Crawley1 1 Michael Crawley is an ESRC-funded PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research uses ethnographic methods to examine the complex interactions between long-distance running and development in East Africa. Download article as PDF Book Citation Schulenkorf N, Adair A (eds). Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave […]