By Barrie Houlihan, Mick Green

ISBN-10: 0080554423

ISBN-13: 9780080554426

ISBN-10: 0750682817

ISBN-13: 9780750682817

There's a paucity of educational paintings within the sector of elite recreation improvement regardless of there being considerable proof that attaining overseas carrying luck is of accelerating significance to the general public (exemplified by way of constant media curiosity in elite luck or the shortcoming of it) and to governments in so much built nations who've, nearly with no exception, elevated the extent of public investment for elite squad improvement usually to the detriment of different activities coverage targets comparable to expanding basic degrees of participation.Comparative Elite activity improvement: structures, constructions and public coverage makes a speciality of the id and improvement of elite wearing expertise particularly in Olympic activities. Written via a staff of foreign participants it applies a reflective and analytical technique, and either informs, and is expert through, demonstrated our bodies of idea in coverage research. Uniquely, it adopts a comparative process of coverage opponents, prime 'sports powers' and coverage innovators, which gives wide and thorough analytical insurance. * A revealing and distinctive comparative examine of coverage opponents, prime 'sports powers' and coverage innovators - together with China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and the U.S.* Edited by means of good confirmed specialists within the box and contributed to by way of an international group of leading edge researchers* makes a speciality of the hot-topic of deciding upon and constructing elite carrying expertise specifically in Olympic activities

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In contrast, professional sports teams increased from 3 in 1951 to more than 50 by 1961. The Sports Ministry also issued the ‘Regulations for Outstanding Athletes and Teams’ in 1963 to improve the system. Under the instruction of the Ministry a search for talented young athletes took place in every province (The Policy Research Centre of the Sports Ministry, 1982, p. 102). Meanwhile 10 key sports were selected from the previous 43. They were: athletics, badminton, gymnastics, swimming, football, basketball, tabletennis, shooting, weightlifting and skiing (The Policy Research Centre of the Sports Ministry, 1982, p.

Sport had played a significant role in bringing the two nations together. ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’ not only changed the status of the nation but also the direction of elite sport in China. After the victory of the ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’, elite sport became 31 ● ● ● ● ● Comparative Elite Sport Development: systems, structures and public policy increasingly important, since it could help to effectively break down national barriers and to establish and promote international contacts between different political systems.

23). However, lesson-drawing ‘accepts the contingency of public policy’ and that what might work in one country might not work in another. In addition, lesson-drawing has the capacity to produce innovative policies only insofar as they are new to the importing country. As Rose notes, lesson-drawing ‘presupposes that even though a programme may be new to a government considering it, something very much like it will be in effect elsewhere’ (2005, p. 24). As a result the concept of lesson-drawing avoids, according to Rose, ‘the bias inherent in analyses of policy transfer, since the term focuses attention on programmes that can or should be imported from abroad at the expense of giving attention to the obstacles to applying lessons at home’ (2005, p.

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