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Book review: sport and politics in modern Britain: the road to 2012

Burdsey, Daniel (2012) Book review: sport and politics in modern Britain: the road to 2012. LSE Review of Books (21 Dec 2012). Website.

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For many, the 2012 Olympics was UK sport’s “Golden Summer”, heavily promoted and supported by UK politicians. But, this has not always been the case, with state engagement with UK sport ebbing and flowing over political administrations through the decades of the 20th century. Daniel Burdsey finds that Kevin Jefferys’ new text is an impressive overview of the politics and politicians that have shaped sports policy over the past 70 years in the UK. Covering both domestic and international sports policy as well as sport’s links with the welfare state, he writes that this book would be essential reading for those planning sports policy in Whitehall today.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 12:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:49

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