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Rofe, J. Simon (2021) 'Sport Diplomacy and Sport for Development SfD: A Discourse of Challenges and Opportunity.' Journal of Global Sport Management. pp. 1-15. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

The article’s aim is to illustrate the intersection of Sport Diplomacy and Sport for Development approaches. The value of exploring this relationship is to realise the potential contribution of sport diplomacy to the practitioners and policy makers within the sportscape, including those addressing Sport for Development SfD, in providing the skills and tools to critically reflect on their own practices and more effectively operate in the diplomatic realm. Sport diplomacy provides a set of navigation skills to enhance practitioner’s abilities to operate across the sportscape. The practice of sport diplomacy aggregates different stakeholders and their non-aligned goals into contextually defined and aligned purposes. It recognises simultaneous relationships across several realms, and provides a principal explanatory tool for previously unrealized discourses across a network of networks. The article’s analysis demonstrates the coexistence of complimentary and conflictual interests and practices: challenges arise, as well as opportunities for future alignments and complimentary practices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Dr J Simon Rofe would welcome engagement and discussion on the article and the issues it addresses. Many thanks for your time.
Keywords: Sport diplomacy, sport for development SfD, sustainable development goals SDGs, global diplomacy, sport ambassadors
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
ISSN: 24704067
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2021.2010024
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2022 16:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/36149

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