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    Call for Participants | Foregrounding a rights-based agenda for sport events: Insights from Research & Practice | An online symposium, June 20, 2022

    Sport is often positioned as a social good across policy agendas, related to creating or strengthening communities, addressing disadvantage, tackling mental health and addressing physical health and chronic disease. However, sport has also been understood as contributing to, and at times exacerbating inequalities and human rights infringements. In this symposium, we explore the value of a rights-based agenda for the bidding, planning, delivery and legacy of major and mega sport events.

    Call for Papers | “Rethinking Sport and Social Issues”, Special Issue of Social Sciences | Call ends September 1, 2022

    This special issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary discussions and analyses on contemporary sport, its transforming nature, and social issues connected to our way of understanding both sport and broader social life. With “rethinking sport” we want to emphasize the everchanging nature of sport. The issue welcomes contributions from a wide variety of perspectives including sociology, sport science, social work, cultural studies, gender studies, pedagogy, and more.

    Call for Papers | “Sport, Development, and Peace”, Special Issue of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice | Call ends August 15, 2020

    This special issue of Peace Review seeks to investigate the current social, cultural, political, and scholarly discourse around sports, development, and peace in a global context. How has sport been deployed as a tool for strengthening social ties and networks, for promoting ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance, and justice? How is sport an “instrument” for peace? How does sport contribute to development?

    Ph.D. Candidate position | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Kristiania University College. Application deadline: September 29, 2019

    The project objective is to investigate what International Sporting Associations actually do when it comes to the human rights situation in countries where sporting events are held. The ambition is to explore their potential for institutional innovation in order to remain independent as servants of sport and through that, as interlinked by the Office of the High Commissioner, contribute to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Call for Papers | Leisure Studies Special Issue | Human Rights in Events, Leisure and Sport

    We invite inter-disciplinary submissions that critically engage with the politics of leisure and sport in official human rights instruments, discourse and praxis, and which shed new light on the historical and philosophical conditions within which the protection and promotion of human rights is made possible.
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