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Maureen R. Weiss

sources and processes influencing youths’ physical, social, and psychological development through sport participation. This recounting has evoked many memories, some more nostalgic than others. Consistent with the developmental perspective I employ in my research and practical applications ( Weiss, 2004

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Andy Wright and Jean Côté

The purpose of this study was to examine the development of six leader-athletes. In-depth qualitative interviews were used to explore the various activities that leader athletes engaged in from an early age as well as the roles and influences that peers, coaches, and parents played within these activities. Results indicated that leadership development in sport focused on developing four central components: high skill, strong work ethic, enriched cognitive sport knowledge, and good rapport with people. The types of activities engaged in throughout development as well as receiving feedback, acknowledgement, support, cognitive engagement, mature conversations with adults, and physical encounters with older peers are important social influences that can play an instrumental role in the formation of these four central tenets.

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Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer, and Gregory Greenhalgh

, 45 ( 3 ), 273 – 294 . doi:10.1177/1012690210366789 10.1177/1012690210366789 Schulenkorf , N. ( 2012 ). Sustainable community development through sport and events: A conceptual framework for Sport-for-Development projects . Sport Management Review, 15 ( 1 ), 1 – 12 . doi:10.1016/j.smr.2011

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NaRi Shin and Jon Welty Peachey

In this study, the authors sought to understand the influence of the Olympic Games on a host community’s globalization and development using world-systems theory and theories of globalization (i.e., glocalization and grobalization). The host community for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics (Daegwallyeong-myeon in South Korea) was the focus of this investigation. Using a global ethnographic approach, the authors collected diverse data through interviews, observations, archival and media documents, and field notes. Findings identified five key themes: (a) perception of underdevelopment, (b) the Organizing Committee’s institutional management of the global standard, (c) the Organizing Committee’s role as a negotiator between the global standard and the locality, (d) resident perspectives on global standards and regulations, and (e) aspirations to globalize Daegwallyeong-myeon. Through this study, the authors advance the use of world-systems theory and expand the concept of grobalization in the context of sport megaevent management by discussing global–local configurations and local agents’ desires to transform the community through Olympic-driven development and globalization.

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Sarah Zipp, Tavis Smith, and Simon Darnell

, 2016 ; McDonald, 2015 ; Saavedra, 2009 ); and the application of the capability approach (CA), which considers the extent to which capabilities might offer an appropriate, meaningful, and effective basis from which to understand development through sport ( Darnell & Dao, 2017 ; Suzuki, 2017

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Jeremy Hapeta, Rochelle Stewart-Withers, and Farah Palmer

development already an anachronism in the age of austerity or can it be a space of hope? International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10 ( 1 ), 185 – 201 . doi:10.1080/19406940.2017.1380682 10.1080/19406940.2017.1380682 Schulenkorf , N. ( 2012 ). Sustainable community development through sport

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Nico Schulenkorf, Emma Sherry, and Katie Rowe

Despite the significant increase of published research in sport-for-development (SFD), to date there have been no attempts to rigorously review and synthesize scholarly contributions in this area. To address this issue, we conducted an integrative review of SFD literature to portray an overarching and holistic picture of the field. Through a comprehensive literature analysis following Whittemore and Knafl’s (2005) five-step process, we provide evidence of the status quo of current SFD research foci, authorship, geographical contexts, theoretical frameworks, sport activity, level of development, methodologies, methods, and key research findings. Our study shows an increasing trend of journal publications since 2000, with a strong focus on social and educational outcomes related to youth sport and with football (soccer) as the most common activity. A large majority of SFD research has been conducted at the community level, where qualitative approaches are dominant. The geographical contexts of authorship and study location present an interesting paradox: Although the majority of SFD projects are carried out in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 90% of SFD authors are based in North America, Europe, and Australia. We conclude our study by providing new perspectives on key issues in SFD and by outlining current research and theoretical gaps that provide the basis for future scholarly inquiry.

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Jon Welty Peachey and Adam Cohen

Research partnerships between scholars and sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations are common, but firsthand accounts of the challenges and barriers faced by scholars when forming and sustaining partnerships are rare. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine them, and to uncover strategies to overcome these challenges across different partnership contexts. Eight prominent SDP scholars were interviewed. Guided by collaboration theory and the partnership literature, findings revealed challenges included navigating the political and organizational landscape; securing commitments from organizations with limited resources; negotiating divergent goals, objectives, and understandings; and conducting long-term evaluations and research. Strategies to address these issues involved developing strategic partnerships, cultivating mutual understanding, building trust, starting small, finding the cause champion, and developing a track record of success. Key theoretical and practical implications are drawn forth, as well as intriguing future research directions.

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Katherine Raw, Emma Sherry, Katie Rowe, and Shelley Turner

Sport for development (SFD) is often used to engage young people in programs that target a range of issues, such as disengagement or marginalization. However, if designed inappropriately, SFD can do more harm than good by reinforcing social divides or past trauma. Consequently, scholars suggest that future research should delve beyond program impacts and examine the importance of safe spaces within SFD programs. In light of this, we explored how program design, delivery, and staffing can impact the creation and maintenance of a safe space and continuity in an SFD program targeting young people and how this can change over time. Adopting an ethnographic approach, findings highlighted how safety and relational continuity was fostered via social networks, support, belonging, and external opportunities. Conversely, instability and discontinuity became an issue with staff departures and participants’ personal difficulties.

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Dawn Anderson-Butcher

reducing youth problem behaviors ( Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013 ; Merkel, 2013 ; Super, Hermens, Verkooijen, & Koelen, 2018 ). In this article I highlight two approaches to social development through sport, providing a broad overview of the literature to set the stage for the design and