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Sport, Politics and Social Policy Annual Conference 2015
SPORT, POLITICS AND SOCIAL POLICY, 7 - 8 JANUARY, DURHAM UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Sport, Politics and Social Policy Conference 2015 will provide a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination of these issues and more. The conference aims to explore the inter-relationship between sport*, politics and social policy by drawing on research from a variety of academic fields, including: politics, international relations, sociology, social policy, criminology, community and youth work, history, law, geography, and sport studies.
*We recognise sports in their broadest forms, including: elite/high performance, competitive, recreational, community, disability and lifestyle sports.
We welcome Abstracts of up to 300 words for papers that address – but are not limited to - the following themes:
- Sport and social policy
- Sports policy and sports development
- Sport and identity politics (e.g. issues of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, disability)
- Sport, international development and relations
- Sport and global, international and local communities
- Sports governance and the regulation of sport
- Sport and crime
- Sport, religion and sectarianism
- Sports mega events and politics
- Sport, resistance and social justice
- Sport, obesity and public health policy
- Teaching sport and politics / sport and policy
Please email Abstracts (300 words maximum) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2014. Please indicate your institutional affiliation and whether you are a postgraduate student.
Online registration will be available until 17 December 2014 via:
This includes registration, refreshments & lunch both days.
PSA members: Early bird: £50; After 31st October 2014: £70.
Non-PSA members: Early Bird: £80; After 31st October 2014: £100
Non-waged/Student: Early Bird: £40; After 31st October 2014: £50.
NB: Conference fees do not include accommodation or conference dinner (to be held on evening of 7th January). Conference Dinner (£35) and accommodation can be booked as additional extras via the online registration.
Durham University can offer:
- B&B single en-suite student bedrooms at the very reasonable rate of £40 per night at Collingwood College;
- B&B double en-suite (single occupancy) at the competitive rate of £50 per night at Durham Business School.
NB: The conference venue is a 10-15 minute walk from accommodation at Collingwood College; 20-25 minute walk from Durham Business School; 25-30 minute walk from Durham City, where there are a variety of other hotels and B&Bs in Durham City. Please see:http://www.thisisdurham.com/accommodation
We welcome submissions from international colleagues as well as postgraduate research students.