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Politics, Economic Development, and the Volvo International Tennis Tournament

Allen L. Sack and Arthur T. Johnson

As cities turn to sport as a vehicle for encouraging economic development, sport managers increasingly find themselves in the midst of debates over urban policy. The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making process that brought the Volvo International Tennis Tournament to New Haven, Connecticut. Because New Haven has been the center of classic debates over community power, the Volvo tennis case offers an excellent opportunity to examine the use of the theories of urban politics in understanding how development decisions are made. The Volvo case suggests that a synthesis of Stone's regime theory and Peterson's economistic paradigm provides a useful model for identifying the key players in economic development.

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Development, Gender and Sport: Theorizing a Feminist Practice of the Capabilities Approach in Sport for Development

Sarah Zipp, Tavis Smith, and Simon Darnell

studies, simply inserting women and girls into existing development structures and systems has been labeled the gender in development approach, and feminist researchers have criticized GID as ineffective and discriminatory. Esther Boserup’s 1970 text, Women’s Role in Economic Development , was one of the

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Cluster Concept: Lessons for the Sport Sector? Toward a Two-Step Model of Sport Cluster Development Based on Socioeconomic Proximity

Anna Gerke and Yan Dalla Pria

process is necessarily subject to contingency. Thus, is it possible to identify predominant types of socioeconomic proximity that would make it possible to classify them? The second path of investigation concerns the stability of clusters. If their social and economic development process is contingent, to

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Measuring Economic Impact at a Professional Golf Tournament

Jeffrey A. Graham, Robin L. Hardin, and James Bemiller

The News-Sentinel Open presented by Pilot is an event on the Tour. The Tour began in 1990 with the name of the Ben Hogan Tour and has transitioned through several title sponsors, taking its current name in June 2012. The tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour and the primary means for professional golfers to earn playing privileges on the PGA Tour. Tournaments are 72-hole stroke play events featuring between 144 and 156 golfers. This specific tournament is staged in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is one of only three original tour stops from the inaugural season in 1990. In an effort to measure economic impact in the greater Knoxville area resulting from the tournament weekend, the News-Sentinel Open has commissioned an economic impact study. This case study challenges students to analyze data collected from the economic impact study commissioned by the tour organizers. By engaging with this case study, and its accompanying data and results, students will gain insight into best practices of planning, conducting, and analyzing an ethical economic impact study.

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Recent Secular Trends in Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Internationally: Analyses of Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance Global Matrices 1.0 to 4.0

John J. Reilly, Joel Barnes, Silvia Gonzalez, Wendy Y. Huang, Taru Manyanga, Chiaki Tanaka, and Mark S. Tremblay

countries. An analysis of secular trends from Active Healthy Kids Global Matrices 1.0 (15 countries) to 3.0 (49 countries) 13 found that most grades were stable over that period. The passage of time, rapid demographic changes (eg, economic development and urbanization, increased availability of digital

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“People Still Believe a Bicycle Is for a Poor Person”: Features of “Bicycles for Development” Organizations in Uganda and Perspectives of Practitioners

Madison Ardizzi, Brian Wilson, Lyndsay Hayhurst, and Janet Otte

halt poverty by 2040, and that the Gini effect (a statistic representing wealth distribution used to measure inequality) has decreased from 2009–2010 to 2013–2014 ( Economic Development Policy and Research Department, 2014 ), this does not undermine the point that “Africa’s position in the

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Eco-Modernist Environmental Politics and Counter-Activism Around the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

Kyoung-yim Kim and Heejoon Chung

approach to consider economic development on nature. And to understand the EM approach in a society, Hajer ( 1995 ) suggests three levels of EM analysis: cultural, institutional, and technocratic. Cultural interpretation of EM refers to the cultural contextualization of nature and the social process of

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Event Planning and Leveraging for Sport Tourism Development: The Case of a Rural Motorcycle Event

Vassilios Ziakas and Sylvia Trendafilova

. These are as follows. Chamber of Commerce The Panorama Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization promoting tourism and economic development in Panorama. The Chamber’s mission is to help existing businesses grow, recruit new companies to the region, strive to establish an excellent workforce

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Representations of Wrigley Field Redevelopment(s) in the Chicago Tribune: Neoliberal Discourse and Urban Politics

Grace Yan, Hanhan Xue, and Chad Seifried

Tribune . Chicago Tribune . ( 2020 , December 22 ). Wikipedia . Retrieved from Coates , D. , & Humphreys , B.R. ( 2000 ). The stadium gambit and local economic development . Regulation, 23 ( 2 ), 15 – 20 . Crilley , D. ( 1993 ). Megastructures

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Special Sport Events—Part I

Larry Dwyer and Liz Fredline

Cities, regions, and countries are making increasing use of special sport events in their economic and social development mix. Governments and event organizers often justify special sport events on the grounds that such events can build social capital, attract visitors, foster trade, enhance the host destination’s brand, and serve as catalysts for the development of new infrastructure. As a result of the proliferation of special sport events, there is an increasing need to determine the means via which events do (and do not) contribute to their stated social and economic development objectives. Consequently, it is vital to understand the unique challenges of managing and marketing special sport events.