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War on Drugs in Sport : Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy (Hardcover) (Vanessa Mcdermott)

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This innovative and compelling work critically examines the relationship between sport, moral regulation and governance from a moral panic theoretical perspective. It argues that doping scandals create a crisis for sport governing bodies and other elite groups, leading to a moral panic, where the issues at stake for them are perceptions of their organizational legitimacy. McDermott also highlights the role of the media as a site where claims to legitimacy are made and contested, contributing to the social construction of a moral panic. The book makes a key contribution to moral panic theory by adapting Goode and Ben-Yehuda’s moral panic model to capture the diversity of interests and complex relationships between elite groups. It will be important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers interested in sport sociology, moral panic theory, policy work on about governance and regulation, and the relationship between sport and wider society.

This innovative and compelling work critically examines the relationship between sport, moral regulation and governance from a moral panic theoretical perspective. It argues that doping scandals create a crisis for sport governing bodies and other elite groups, leading to a moral panic, where the issues at stake for them are perceptions of their organizational legitimacy. McDermott also highlights the role of the media as a site where claims to legitimacy are made and contested, contributing to the social construction of a moral panic. The book makes a key contribution to moral panic theory by adapting Goode and Ben-Yehuda?s moral panic model to capture the diversity of interests and complex relationships between elite groups. It will be important reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers interested in sport sociology, moral panic theory, policy work on about governance and regulation, and the relationship between sport and wider society.

Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Criminology, Public Policy / Social Policy, Sociology of Sports
Series Title: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Vanessa Mcdermott
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2015
TCIN: 46776646
UPC: 9781138812017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0819

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