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International Sports & Cultural Politics

level of course unit

not applicable

Learning outcomes of course unit

- are able to explain, interpret and discuss the evolution, structure and effects of sports and cultural policy in comparative and international perspective.
- are able to explain the most important legal and institutional foundations in sports and cultural policy.
- are able to explain the central forms and differences of national sports and cultural political structures and ideologies.
- reflect critically on institutions and regularities as well as socio-political contexts of European and international sports and cultural policy.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Legal and institutional framework of sports and cultural policy and politics in comparative and international perspective, taking examples from the European Union, the USA and aspects of multilateral international policies
- Examples from African and Asian sports and cultural policy to provide a comparative perspective on the field
- Key players and decision-making strategies
- New tendencies and critical discourse

recommended or required reading

Henry, I. & Ko, L.-M. (2014). (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London: Routledge.
Duerr, V., Miller, T., O’Brien, D. (2017). The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy. London: Routledge.
Riccardi, V. (2014). Enabling Cross Overs. Good Practices in the Creative Industries. Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation.
Tiell, B. & Cebula, K. (2020). Governance in Sport: Analysis and application. New York: Human Kinetics.
International Journal of Cultural Policy
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

assessment methods and criteria

academic paper

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Neil Peterson, BA; Dr. Nicholas Pye, MBA, PhD

recommended optional program components


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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable


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