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    A comprehensive overview of the role of economics in the intersection of sport and society

    Brian Goff is a professor of economics at Western Kentucky University, and his latest book is Sports Economics Uncut (Edward Elgar), in which he explores sports as a mirror of the world and a powerful agent of change, and covers subjects ranging from racial discrimination to inequality, law enforcement, managers and risky decisions, club membership, and politics. Our reviewer is Harry Arne Solberg, and he found interesting information and perspectives, albeit with a distinct US-centric bias.

    The competition for government funding of major sports events: why do some applicants pass the needle’s eye? | A Summary

    In this feature article, Eva Lechner and Harry Arne Solberg summarize their recent article from International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics in which they present the results of a study of the policies, or lack thereof, behind state financial support for major sports events. Being unable to establish formal policies, they looked for other guiding principles and found that political lobbyism and the popularity of the sports in question played dicisive parts.

    International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Volume 13, 2021, Issue 1

    The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE COMPETITION FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS: WHY DO SOME APPLICANTS PASS THE NEEDLE’S EYE? by Eva Lechner & Harry Arne Solberg.

    Blandet fornøjelse – gode og mindre gode norske indspark

    Nu finns läroböcker i idrottsvetenskap på alla skandinaviska majoritetsspråk; det senaste tillskottet är norska antologin Idrettsvitenskap: Perspektiver og praksis, sammanställd av Stig Arve Sæther (Universitetsforlaget). I den medverkar några av de främsta norska idrottsforskarna, samt därtill en svensk och en dansk. En annan dansk idrottsforskare tog på sig att recensera boken för idrottsforum.org, Ulrik Wagner, och från honom blev det både ris och ros.

    Sport in Society, Volume 21, 2018, Issue 11

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.

    Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, Volume 8, 2018, Issue 1

    Sport, Business and Management serves to promote the development of a coherent, high-quality body of work in sport, business and management, an area that has until now been largely overlooked by academia despite being one of the few industries to warrant its own daily section in most newspapers.

    A much needed and very welcome contribution to balance the North American dominance in European sport management syllabuses

    A welcome attempt at creating a European textbook in sport management, writes Hans Lundberg in his review of When Sport Meets Business: Capabilities, Challenges, Critiques, edited by Ulrik Wagner, Rasmus K. Storm & Klaus Nielsen (Sage Publications). Still, our esteemed reviewer tempers his approbation with specific advice for future improvement.

    Important milestone in the development of sport business research

    In his knowledgeable review of Handbook of Research on Sport and Business, an anthology from Edward Elgar edited by Sten Söderman and Harald Dolles, Hans Lundberg cleverly uncovers and balances its weak points as well as its strengths.
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