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Sport Policy in Canada


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IntroductionSection I - An Overview of Sport Policy in CanadaChapter I - The evolution of federal sport policy from 1960 to today, Lucie Thibault and Jean Harvey Chapter II - Multi-Level Governance and Sport Policy in Canada, Jean HarveyChapter III - Canada and Sport for Development and Peace, Bruce KiddSection II - The Canadian Sport Policy and its Impact on the Sport SystemChapter IV - High Performance Sport and the Canadian Sport Policy, Lisa M. KikulisChapter V - Athlete Development and Support, Lucie Thibault and Kathy BabiakChapter VI - Sport Participation, Peter DonnellySection III - Policy IssuesChapter VII - Olympic Ideals Versus the Performance Imperative: The History of Canada's Anti-Doping Policies , Rob BeamishChapter VIII - Hosting Policies of Sport Events in Canada, Cora McCloy and Lucie ThibaultChapter IX - The Double Helix: Aboriginal People and Sport Policy in Canada, Janice Forsyth and Vicky ParaschakChapter X - Policy on Sport for the Disabled, P. David HoweChapter XI - Women in Sport Policy, Parissa SafaiChapter XII - Official Languages and the Canadian Sport System: Steady Progress, Constant Vigilance Needed, Graham FraserChapter XIII - Sport and Social Inclusion, Wendy Frisby and Pam PonicConclusion

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Jean Harvey is the director of the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa. Lucie Thibault is a professor at the Department of Sport Management, Brock University.


"Sport policy in Canada provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of the field of Canadian sport policy as it has evolved in recent years. It is impressive in both its breadth and scope. The edited collection includes chapters from many leading experts on Canadian sport policy. In addition, it is a timely contribution given the flurry of governmental policies and investments during the last decade. (...) The book is well written and accessible to a number of audiences. Its primary contribution lies in its extensive policy data, which provide the reader with an accurate historical and contemporary portrait of Canadian sport policies. (...) Overall, this book makes a positive contribution to the growing literature on Canadian sport policy. It provides a comprehensive overview of sport policy in Canada and addresses a number of policy issues facing by policy-makers and sport organizations. I recommend this book for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Canadian sport policy. As a teaching tool, it can be used for courses dealing with sport policy, sport management and the sociology of sport to help students understand the broader issues impacting the governance of sport in Canada. This book will also be of interest to both governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in Canada's sport system." - Gina Comeau, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2015 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2014.954594)

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