Gender diversity in European sport governance / ed. by Agnes Elling... [et al.]

Elling, Agnès

Edited by Routledge. London - 2019

Gender equality is one of the founding democratic principles of the EU. However, recent studies of the Federation of Olympic sports in Europe have shown that women occupy only fourteen percent of decision-making positions in sport organizations. This book presents a comprehensive and comparative study of how various regions and countries of Europe have addressed this lack of gender diversity, discussing which strategies have brought about change and to what extent these changes have been successful. With contributions from leading sport sociologists, covering countries such as Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK, it provides a foundation for future policy making, methodological analyses and theoretical developments that can result in sustainable gender equality in European sport governance. "Gender diversity in European sport governance" is important reading for scholars and students in the fields of sociology of sport, sport management, sociology, gender studies and studies of organization, management and leadership. It is also a valuable resource for policy makers in the EU, as well as national sport organizations and activists.

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