Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Contemporary Issues in Global Sports (E) (WP)

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

- know that sport organizations are best viewed as operating in a wider cultural, economic, and political context.
- can critically reflect and question existing and taken-for-granted policies and practices within the sports context, and examining the complex relationships between local forms of domination in sports and its broader contexts.
- have an understanding of how forms of asymmetrical power relations, and communications favor certain interest groups and will be able to apply their gained practical understandings to discuss alternative structures in order to disrupt dominant discourses.
- will understand different avenues of how our field could be improved, by paying attention to our historical development, the current trends, theories, the sites we study and or the issues we address.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Essential concepts and elements of “glocal” sports: Global economics of sport, commercialization and strategic management
- Major theories and different structures of governance in sports, integrity and corruption and their managerial implications

recommended or required reading

Byers, T. (Ed.). (2015). Contemporary issues in sport management: A critical introduction. London: Sage.
Hoye, R., & Parent, M. M. (Eds.). (2016). The Sage Handbook of Sport
Management. London: Sage.
Schulenkorf, N., & Frawley, S. (2016). Critical issues in global sport. London: Routledge.

Journal of Sport Management
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
International Journal of Sport Policy
Sport Management Review

assessment methods and criteria

presentation, academic paper

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