Politics (ie. the use of power) is involved in all social relationships and organisations, including those related to sports. Moreover, as commercial sport has become 'big business', economic issues have become increasingly significant in the structure, organisation and decision making processes in sport and sport organisations. This subject familiarises students with the workings of politics and economics in the national and international sports industries, providing case study examples of some of the key issues in the field. Students will learn about the intersections and links between politics, economics and the media that form the basis of contemporary commercial sports.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
- Introduction, Orientation and Overview; - The Characteristics of Commercial Sports; - Sociological Theories of Contemporary Commercial Sport; - Government Involvement in Sport; - The Marketing of the Olympic Games; - Sport Mega-Events and Urban Development; - The Media and the Globalisation of Sports; - Sports and the Politics of Class, Race and Gender; - Sports, the Media and Economic/Political Processes; - Sport and National Identity; - The Politics of Disabled Sports; - The Economics and Politics of Sports Facilities; - The Sports Industry in the 21st Century: Future Trends
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.