Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sports & Cultural Politics

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
- 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 as well as the 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
- Key players and decision-making processes and responsibilities
- European and international structures and organizations involved on sports and cultural politics
- Current developments and critical discourse in sports and cultural politics

recommended or required reading

Hampel, A. (2005). Fair Cooperation. Partnerschaftliche Zusammenarbeit in der auswärtigen Kulturpolitik. Wiesbaden: Springer
Henry, I. & Ko, L.-M. (2014). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London: Routledge.
Höfing, W., Horst, J. & Nolte, M. (2018) Good Governance im Sport. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck
Konrad, H. (2011). Kulturpolitik: eine interdisziplinäre Einführung, Wien.
Mittag, J. & Nieland, J.-U. (2020). Sportpolitik. Wiesbaden: Springer
Schad, A. (2018). Cultural Governance in Österreich. Bielefeld: transcript

assessment methods and criteria

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