TitleSport in under-resourced, underdeveloped, and conflict regions: an introduction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMassey, WV, Whitley, MA, Darnell, SC
JournalQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Pagination409 - 412
Date Published07/2017

More than 600 Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) programmes are currently registered on the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev.org) and over the past two decades, scholars and practitioners have taken a keen interest in understanding this field. This interest has been evidenced by a growing collection of special issues in journals (e.g. Sport, Education and Society, 2016; International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2015; Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 2013; International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2012; Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 2011), academic and scholarly books (e.g. Levermore and Beacom 2009 Levermore, R., and Beacom, A., eds., 2009. Sport and international development. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.[Crossref], , [Google Scholar], Darnell 2012 Darnell, S.C., 2012. Sport for development and peace: a critical sociology. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Google Scholar], Schinke and Hanrahan 2012 Schinke, R.J., and Hanrahan, S.J., eds., 2012. Sport for development, peace, and social justice. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology. [Google Scholar], Keim and de Coning 2014 Keim, M., and de Coning, C., eds., 2014. Sport and development policy in Africa: results of a collaborative study of selected country cases. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media.[Crossref], , [Google Scholar], Schulenkorf and Adair 2014 Schulenkorf, N., and Adair, N., eds., 2014. Global sport-for-development: critical perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.[Crossref], , [Google Scholar], Hayhurst et al. 2016 Hayhurst, L.M.C., Kay, T., and Chawansky, M., eds., 2016. Beyond sport for development and peace: transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice. Abingdon: Routledge. [Google Scholar]) and funding for programming (e.g. UK Economic and Social Research Council, SportsUnited, International Sports Programming Initiative, European Commission). A new journal focused solely on SDP has even been established (Journal of Sport for Development). These scholarly efforts have largely focused on and debated the merits of sport as a tool for development, diplomacy, empowerment and peacebuilding particularly in under-resourced, underdeveloped and conflict-affected regions.

Short TitleQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health