Sport for Development: Opening Transdisciplinary and Intersectoral Perspectives

Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Guest editor), Pascal Delheye (Guest editor), John Hayton (Guest editor), Dan Parnell (Guest editor), Kirsten Verkooijen (Guest editor)

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We can no longer claim that academic interest in the area of sport and social inclusion is lacking. Dedicated books, special
issues, commissioned reports, and landmark articles on the topic of social inclusion and sport have been produced by devoted
scholars. The same can be said for the burgeoning area of sport for development and peace. These relatively young
academic fields seem to be struggling to create new fundamental theoretical insights about how organized sport can both
act as an inclusive space and as a vehicle for broader developmental outcomes. Despite scholarly advancements, there
remains a number of empirical and theoretical gaps. The aim of this special issue is to critically reflect on issues related
to sport, development, and inclusion, and to do so via transdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives. By making such a
contribution, we aim to open up new research pathways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-235
Number of pages117
JournalSocial Inclusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2020


  • sport
  • inclusion
  • development
  • exclusion
  • interdisciplinary


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