Boundary Spanning in Sport for Development: Opening Transdisciplinary and Intersectoral Perspectives

Reinhard Haudenhuyse*, John Hayton, Daniel Parnell, Kirsten Verkooijen , Pascal Delheye

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We can no longer claim that academic interest in the area of sport and social inclusion is lacking. Dedicated books, special issues, commissioned reports, and landmark articles on the topic of social inclusion and sport have been produced by devoted scholars. The same can be said for the burgeoning area of sport for development and peace. These relatively young academic fields seem to be struggling to create new fundamental theoretical insights about how organized sport can both act as an inclusive space and as a vehicle for broader developmental outcomes. Despite scholarly advancements, there remains a number of empirical and theoretical gaps. The aim of this special issue is to critically reflect on issues related to sport, development, and inclusion, and to do so via transdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives. By making such a contribution, we aim to open up new research pathways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Inclusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2020


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