This book fills an important gap in the sport governance literature by engaging in critical reflection on the concept of ‘good governance’. It examines the theoretical perspectives that lead to different conceptualisations of governance and, therefore, to different standards for institutional quality.

It explores the different practical strategies that have been employed to achieve the implementation of good governance principles. The first part of the book aims to shed light on the complexity and nuances of good governance by examining theoretical perspectives including leadership, value, feminism, culture and systems. The second part of the book has a practical focus, concentrating on reform strategies, from compliance policies and codes of ethics to external reporting and integrity systems. Together, these studies shed important new light on how we define and understand governance, and on the limits and capabilities of different methods for inducing good governance.

With higher ethical standards demanded in sport business and management than ever before, this book is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in sport governance and sport policy, and for all sport industry professionals looking to improve their professional practice.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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The need for critical reflection on good governance in sport
ByArnout Geeraert
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part Part I|86 pages

Critical reflections on theoretical perspectives

chapter 14Chapter 2|15 pages

A rational choice perspective on good governance in sport

The necessity of rules of the game
ByArnout Geeraert
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chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

A relational and processual perspective on good governance in sport

Tackling the deeper problem
ByMaarten van Bottenburg
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chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

The value of a public value perspective on good governance in sport

ByFrank van Eekeren
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chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Feminist perspectives on good governance in sport

It is the care that guides the doing
ByInge Claringbould, Annelies Knoppers, Ramon Spaaij
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An ethical leadership perspective on good governance in sport

From star players to team sport
ByLeonie Heres
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A relationship perspective on organisational culture and good governance in sport

ByVassil Girginov
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part Part II|38 pages

Critical reflections on policies and practices

chapter 100Chapter 8|14 pages

Towards ‘good’ good governance policies in sport

Lessons from Australia
ByKate Corkery, Geoff Schoenberg
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The role of sport governance consultants

Help or hindrance?
ByRowland Jack
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chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

‘Integrity’, ‘independence’ and the internal reform of FIFA

A view from the trenches
ByMiguel Maduro, Joseph H.H. Weiler
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part Section B|125 pages

Academic reflections

chapter 138Chapter 11|13 pages

Institutional enforced board diversity in sport clubs as trigger of us–them divisions

ByMichel van Slobbe
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chapter Chapter 12|15 pages

Indicators of good governance in sport organisations

Handle with care
ByArnout Geeraert
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chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Sport integrity systems

A recommended system for promoting and safeguarding sport integrity
ByLisa A. Kihl
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chapter Chapter 14|15 pages

Good sport governance and design archetype

One size doesn't fit all
ByMilena M. Parent, Russell Hoye, Marijke Taks, Michael L. Naraine, Benoît Séguin
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chapter Chapter 16|11 pages

Stimulating ethical behaviour and good governance in sport

The (non)sense of codes of ethics
ByBram Constandt, Annick Willem
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chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

The promises and pitfalls of codification of governance in sport as legitimacy work

ByRichard Tacon, Geoff Walters
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chapter Chapter 18|14 pages

‘Good’ governance in sport strategies

Reforming organisations by adapting management competencies to governance functions
ByMichaël Mrkonjic
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chapter Chapter 19|12 pages

Research on good governance in sport

From puberty to adulthood
ByFrank van Eekeren
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