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Title: Sport and civil society in the Nordic region
Authors: Giulianotti, Richard
Itkonen, Hannu
Nevala, Arto
Salmikangas, Anna-Katriina
Keywords: Nordic region
Civil society
Welfare state
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
Citation: GIULIANOTTI, R. ...et al., 2017. Sport and civil society in the Nordic region. Sport in Society, In Press.
Abstract: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This paper examines the key elements within the relationships of sport and civil society in Scandinavia. The analysis combines themes and developments in Nordic sport and civil society, such as the role of the welfare state and the impacts of neoliberalism, with consideration of specific national experiences, especially in Finland. The discussion has four main parts. First, we set out the principal features of the ‘Nordic model’ of society, and how it shapes sport and civil society relations. Second, we advance a Finnish case study, examining the historical connections of three sectors to the national sport culture. Third, we consider how, in recent decades, the Nordic model has encountered and sought to respond to neoliberalism and globalization processes. Finally, we explore how Nordic societies have sought to influence globalization processes and ‘global civil society’ through sport, specifically through taking lead roles within the transnational ‘sport for development and peace’ sector.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 1st May 2019
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1390906
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31897
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2017.1390906
ISSN: 1743-0437
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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