Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance
Gender equality is one of the founding democratic principles of the EU. However, recent studies of the Federation of Olympic Sports in Europe have shown that women occupy only fourteen percent of decision-making positions in sport organizations.
This book presents a comprehensive and comparative study of how various regions and countries of Europe have addressed this lack of gender diversity, discussing which strategies have brought about change and to what extent these changes have been successful. With contributions from leading sport sociologists, covering countries such as Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK, it provides a foundation for future policymaking, methodological analyses and theoretical developments that can result in sustainable gender equality in European sport governance.
Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance is important reading for scholars and students in the fields of sociology of sport, sport management, sociology, gender studies and studies of organization, management and leadership. It is also a valuable resource for policy makers in the EU, as well as national sport organizations and activists.
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social political and organisational explanations
underrepresentation and misrecognition of women in sport leadership
unquestioned male dominance in sport governance
a long way to gender equity and equality in sport governance
a sporting future for all?
gender governance and the impact of quota regulations
the Womens Cricket Association and the England and Wales
data and methodologies
policies and strategies
progress stability and future possibilities