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International Sports & Cultural Politics

Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls laut Lehrplan

second cycle, Master

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

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

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

not applicable


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. Furthermore, examples from African and Asian sports and cultural policy will provide a comparative perspective on the field. Key players and decision making strategies will be introduced, new tendencies discussed and the critical discourse will be enforced.

empfohlene Fachliteratur

Anheier, H. (2012). Cultures and Globalization: Cities, Cultural Policy and Globalization and Governance, Thousand Oaks et al.: Sage.
Bairner, A. & Molnar, G. (2012). (eds.). The Politics of the Olympics: A Survey.
Henry, I. & Ko, L.-M. (2014). (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London: Routledge.
Houlihan, B. (2014). The Government and Politics of Sport. London: Routledge.
Madden, C. (2009). The Independence of Government Arts Funding: A Review. D'Art Topics in Arts Policy, No. 9, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, Sydney.
O’Brien, D. (2013). Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries. London: Routledge.
O’Boyle, I. & Bradbury, T. (2013). (eds.). Sport Governance: International Case Studies. London: Routledge.
Palmer, C. (2012). Global Sport Policy. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Riccardi, V. (2014). Enabling Cross Overs. Good Practices in the Creative Industries. Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation.

Journals (online via FH-Library):
- Cultural Politics. Resources of critical analysis
- International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Bewertungsmethoden und -kriterien

written examination



Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits


Semesterwochenstunden (SWS)


geplante Lehr- und Lernmethoden

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

Semester/Trimester, in dem die Lehrveranstaltung/das Modul angeboten wird


Name des/der Vortragenden

Neil Peterson; Nicholas Pye, PhD


2nd year of study

empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten

not applicable

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltungen/des Moduls


Art der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

compulsory (integrated lecture)

Art der Lehrveranstaltung

in-class course


not applicable


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