A contract reconsidered? Changes in the Swedish state’s relation to the sports movement

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A contract reconsidered? Changes in the Swedish state’s relation to the sports movement
Author Norberg, Johan R
Date 2011
English abstract
This article concerns the relation between the state and the sports movement in Sweden. First, a theoretical model is presented for understanding and analysing the relation of the state to voluntarily organized sport. This model takes its starting point in administrative studies and modern political philosophy. Thereafter follows a general description of state support to sports in Sweden in the twentieth century. In this section the concept of an ‘implicit contract’ is used to show how the incompatible interests of the state and the sports movement have been solved in practice within the framework of Swedish welfare politics. The article ends with a discussion on whether current changes in government sport policy may lead to a reconsideration of the implicit contract between the state and the sports movement.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2011.596157 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Host/Issue International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics;3
Volume 3
ISSN 1940-6940
Pages 311-325
Language eng (iso)
Subject sport policy
sport history
Sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12906 Permalink to this page
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