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Jeremy Hapeta, Rochelle Stewart-Withers and Farah Palmer

This article seeks to make higher level contributions to the nexus between theory and practice within sport for social change by shining light on Indigenous theory and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). First, we acknowledge the forward and timely thinking of this special issue for providing

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Per G. Svensson, Seungmin Kang and Jae-Pil Ha

use of sport for social change. Limitations and Future Research Findings from this study should be interpreted in light of several limitations, which also provide opportunities for future research. The sample for this study only represents North American organizations. Researchers should explore

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Per G. Svensson, Fredrik O. Andersson and Lewis Faulk

nonprofits gain access to shared expertise and pooled resources aligned with a shared common mission. In SDP, several networks and coalitions designed to facilitate increased SDP–SDP collaboration and capacity building have emerged recently (e.g., Laureus Model City Initiative, Nike’s Sport for Social Change

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Velina B. Brackebusch

love sport but “do not buy into the idea that it is a miracle cure for social problems” (p. 31). The chapter is designed to equip students to question the aims and implementation of sport-for-social-change programs as they move beyond the idea that sport experiences are inherently good and positive for

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Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer and Gregory Greenhalgh

is to support sport researchers and practitioners by more effectively designing and assessing sport for social change programs ( Lyras, 2007 ; Lyras & Welty Peachey, 2011 ). Meanwhile, the S4DF should be “understood as a loose frame towards sustainable community and/or intercommunity empowerment

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Chen Chen and Daniel S. Mason

communities in Canada, Gardam, Giles, and Hayhurst ( 2017 ) noted the risk of reaffirming Eurocentric values therein. Where Are We Situated? As can be shown previously, prior discussions of sport for social change have helped to address theoretical and methodological limitations and gaps and greatly extended

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Adam Cohen and Calvin Nite

-learning endeavors ( Bruening et al., 2014 , 2015 ), implementation and success of events ( Bower, 2013 ; Pate & Shonk, 2015 ), community volunteer impact on student-athletes ( Bruening et al., 2014 , 2015 ), and student perceptions in sport for social change initiatives ( Cohen & Levine, 2016 ). Additional

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Holly Thorpe and Megan Chawansky

The growing interest in sport for social change and, in particular, sport for development (SfD) projects around the world has been accompanied by an increased interest in research on the topic. However, as Sherry, Schulenkorf, and Chalip ( 2015 ) suggest, “there is still a dearth of research on the

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Carrie W. LeCrom and Tiesha Martin

.1177/0022487104266746 10.1177/0022487104266746 Bruening , J.E. , Peachey , J.W. , Evanovich , J.M. , Fuller , R.D. , Murty , C.J.C. , Percy , V.E. , … Chung , M. ( 2015 ). Managing sport for social change: The effects of intentional design and structure in a sport-based service learning initiative . Sport

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Brent D. Oja, Henry T. Wear and Aaron W. Clopton

analysis for applied research . New York, NY : Guilford Publications, Inc . Bruening , J.E. , Welty Peachey , J. , Evanovich , J.M. , Fuller , R.D. , Murty , C.J.C. , Percy , V.E. , … Chung , M. ( 2015 ). Managing sport for social change: The effects of intentional design and structure in