The aim of this study is to identify the changing nature of sports policy in
Greece in the period 1980–93. Key themes addressed were the relationship
between policy goals and the political values of the principal political
actors; the impact of the changing nature of the economic and social
structure on policy goals and implementation; and the significance of
national, local and transnational influences and contexts for sports policy.
This study reflects a concern to develop knowledge in this field, in the
sense both that Greek sports policy as an object of study has received little
research attention, and that the framework of strategic relations theory,
which has informed this analysis, has not been employed to date in
investigations of sports policy systems in the literature. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.