Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning

Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning

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The gap between theory and practice in the leisure, sport and tourism studies areas seems to have widened as scholars have become more specialized. Nevertheless, it is imperative that students be as familiar as possible with a wide range of social and political theory, and also be able to reconcile that knowledge with their own current and future roles as practicing professionals. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to public policymaking and planning in the leisure, sport and tourism sectors, this book: - examines the theoretical issues underpinning public sector policymaking such as political ideologies, leisure wants, needs, demand and benefits, and human rights in leisure, sport, tourism and culture; - discusses the debates surrounding the role of the state versus market, and models of organizational decision-making; and - uses applied sections addressing strategic planning and performance evaluation to provide a link between theory and practical analytical techniques. As well as extensive updating of sources, this new edition examines such topics as libertarianism, theocracy, anti-establishment politics, and the concept of generations. A new chapter presents discussions of a number of 'issues and challenges' facing the leisure, sport and tourism sector. Introducing the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leisure, sport and tourism, this book is also a useful addition to the shelf of any policy maker or practitioner within the industries.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 1,138g
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 1780648049
  • 9781780648040
  • 984,205

Table of contents

-: Preface
1: Introduction
2: Political ideologies
3: Wants, needs, obligations, etc.
4: Human rights and citizenship rights
5: The market versus the state
6: Public policy-making
7: Types of plan
8: Evaluating approaches to planning
9: U-Plan: participation-based approach to planning
10: Planning tool 1: Consultative
11: Panning tool 2: Facility/service audit: Process & Capacity
12: Planning tool 3:Facility/service audit: Facility use/assessment
13: Planning tool 4: Forecasting demand
14: Economic evaluation
15: Performance evaluation
16: Policy and planning in particular sectors
17: Policy and planning for particular groups
18: Issues/challenges
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About A. J. Veal

is Adjunct Professor in the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism in the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and worked previously in the universities of Birmingham and North London. He is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and of the UK Leisure Studies Association. His is author or joint author/ editor of a number of books, including: Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politic, Policy and Planning (3rd edn, CABI, 2010); The Olympic Games; A Social Science Perspective (2nd edn, CABI, 2007); A Handbook of Leisure Studies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006); Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism (3rd edn, FT/Prentice Hall, 2006); Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives (2nd edn, CABI, 2005); Australian Leisure (3rd edn, Longman, 2006); and Work and Leisure (Routledge, 2004); .
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