Locating social capital in sport policy
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Locating social capital in sport policy book
In the introductory chapter to this book we made the point that our interest in social capital and its relationship with sport was (in part) motivated by the frequency with which social capital is referred to within contemporary national sport policies. In this chapter we identify how social capital has been conceptualized by policymakers in sport, explore why national governments have focussed on social capital within their sport policies, discuss some challenges for how policymakers determine the outcomes of social capital related sport policies, and highlight the policy convergence that has occurred in this area amongst selected Commonwealth countries.