Voluntary sport clubs and the social policy agenda

Magda Boven, Hans Slender, Peter Wiggers

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Local governments, traditionally an important partner of voluntary sport clubs in the Netherlands, are increasingly influencing clubs into involvement in social projects and activities. Although it is not clear what contribution sports clubs can play in this social policy agenda, or whether this agenda carries dangers of undermining the nature and strengths of these clubs (Coalter, 2007), more and more clubs in the Netherlands try to adapt to these demands. Sport clubs are no simple implementers of local social policy, they need autonomy to translate social activities to the local context and specific characteristics of the club to be successful (Skille, 2008). The aim of this study is to gain insight in the opinions of sport club members towards this upcoming social responsibility.
Original languageDutch
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016
Event13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference: Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 4 May 20167 May 2016
http://eass2016.ku.dk/

Conference

Conference13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period4/05/167/05/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • sport clubs
  • local government
  • social policy

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Boven, M., Slender, H., & Wiggers, P. (2016). Voluntary sport clubs and the social policy agenda. Abstract from 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Boven, Magda ; Slender, Hans ; Wiggers, Peter. / Voluntary sport clubs and the social policy agenda. Abstract from 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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2016. Abstract from 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

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Boven M, Slender H, Wiggers P. Voluntary sport clubs and the social policy agenda. 2016. Abstract from 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.