Gender Politics in Sport for Development and Peace

Authored by: Megan Chawansky , Hillary Kipnis

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138792548
eBook ISBN: 9781315761930
Adobe ISBN: 9781317646679


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The sport for development and peace (SDP) sector receives considerable attention in research devoted to sport and the arena of international politics (e.g. Darnell 2010; Coalter 2007; Schulenkorf and Adair 2014). From its loose beginnings in the early to mid-1990s (Kidd 2008) the SDP sector now warrants serious attention from a variety of multilateral institutions. Kidd (2008) suggests that the current SDP movement reflects a long-standing interest in the use of sport for social change, but he argues that it is unique from other one-off endeavours because of:

the rapid explosion of the agencies and organization that are involved . . . the financial support it enjoys from the powerful international sports federations, and the extent to which it has been championed by the United Nations, its agencies and significant partners.

(p. 371)

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