'[A] welcome second edition...make[s] a significant contribution to the literature in the field of leisure and culture.' - Alison Caffyn, University of Birmingham Local Government Studies
'[A]mazingly detailed and comprehensive...Each argument is vividly articulated and drawn out to its logical conclusion...It is hard to imagine a more carefully crafted work on leisure policy in Britain.' - Sarah Fields, Entertainment Law
The Politics of Leisure Policy provides a systematic account of the impact of social, economic and cultural change on the demand for leisure and of the response of politicians, professionals, and service providers. This substantially revised second edition has been updated throughout and recast to reflect the changed realities of the post Thatcher era, notably the impact of globalization and the search by New Labour for a 'responsible market' approach to leisure policy and provision.
The Politics of Leisure Policy
Political Ideology and Central Government Leisure Policy
Leisure the State and Policy: New Labour in the new Millennium
Local Government and Leisure Policy: From the Thatcher Era to the Modernisation Agenda
The Leisure Professionals
The Commercial and Voluntary Sectors
Social Regulation and the Governance of Leisure
Leisure Politics and Policy: Strategic Relations in the Global Context
IAN HENRY is Professor of Leisure Policy and Management and Director of the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University.
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