Sport for health implementation by voluntary sport clubs

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferenceabstrakt i proceedingsForskningfagfællebedømt

  • Maikel Waardenburg
  • Søren Bennike
By comparatively examining sport for health implementation, this article advances research on the wider social role of sport and sport policy implementation. Drawing on two in-depth interpretive case studies this article traces the working mechanisms and limits of sport for health policy implementation by voluntary sport clubs. The article advances from policy implementation literature and connects this body of literature with the institutional logics approach. Relying on document analysis, observations and interview data, we scrutinize the design principles and implementation process of two sport for health policy programmes in the Netherlands and Denmark. The analysis shows that a health logic is dominant in sport for health programmes, while voluntary sport clubs operate predominantly from a community logic. The article identifies both working mechanisms and limits of the implementation of sport for health by voluntary sport clubs. We argue that 1) voluntary sport clubs are able to combine a health and community logic, 2) the relative strength of the public health logic affects the clubs’ willingness to blend it into their community logic and 3) that process criteria are formative to the (lack of) success of policy implementation.
TitelSport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face (Book of Abstracts) : 15th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference. Bordeaux, France, 23rd - 26th May 2018
Antal sider1
Udgivelses stedBordeaux
ForlagEuropean Association for the Sociology of Sport
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedEuropean Association for Sociology of Sport Conference: Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face - Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Frankrig
Varighed: 23 maj 201826 maj 2018
Konferencens nummer: 15


KonferenceEuropean Association for Sociology of Sport Conference
LokationUniversité de Bordeaux

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2018 NEXS 191

ID: 197477498