Really delighted to be putting the finishing touches to my presentation for the 11th Annual PSA Sport and Politics Specialist Group Conference, which this year will focus on Sport Policy and Politics: The Inequality Gap, and is being hosted by colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The event aims to explore the inter-relationship between sport policy and politics against the backdrop of austerity, growing income and wealth inequality, nationalist political agendas and BREXIT. By drawing on research from politics and political science and a variety of academic fields, including: sociology, social policy, philosophy, criminology, community and youth work, history, law, geography, and sport studies, the two day gathering will provide details of new research, considered reflection and policy recommendations on the challenges facing a range of sports at a very difficult time in a worrying international political climate.
The conference which is renowned for its supportive collegiate environment and its lively debates is truly international and the agenda for debate and discussion is very wide-ranging. This extends to my own presentation which considers the Changing Place of Cricket in the British Psyche and the issue of whether cricket in the British Isles is fast becoming a niche sport?
This annual event has established itself as one of the foremost academic fora on sport studies since its inception in 2006 as a joint venture between myself and Dr.Paul Gilchrist (University of Brighton) and we are delighted to be part of the Political Studies Association, the professional body for the study of Political Science in the UK.
It is not too late to register.
For further information contact me at either @russinthezone or [email protected].co.uk