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Manuscript Submission Deadline 24 October 2022

This Research Topic is launched in collaboration with the Foregrounding a Rights-Based Agenda for Sport Events: Insights from Research and Practice symposium (2022). The call is open to contributions from those attending the conference, including speakers and audience members, and submissions from individuals ...

This Research Topic is launched in collaboration with the Foregrounding a Rights-Based Agenda for Sport Events: Insights from Research and Practice symposium (2022). The call is open to contributions from those attending the conference, including speakers and audience members, and submissions from individuals who did not attend the conference.

Sport, and sport events, are often positioned as a social good across policy agendas, related to creating or strengthening communities (Spaaij, Oxford and Jeanes 2016), addressing disadvantage (Sherry 2010; Spaaij and Jeanes 2013), tackling mental health (Jeanes, Spaaij and Magee 2019; Smith et al. 2015) and addressing physical health and chronic disease. However, sport and sport events have also been criticized for contributing to, and at times, exacerbating inequalities and human rights infringements, which open up questions as to the efficacy of the social good argument (Heerdt, 2018; McGillivray et al, 2019). In this Research Topic, we are looking for contributions that explore the efficacy of a rights-based agenda for the bidding, planning, delivery and legacy of major and mega sport events.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Sport events, human rights and governance
• Sport events, human rights and sport federations
• Sport events, development and peace
• Sport events, diplomacy and sportwashing
• Sport events, and athlete rights
• Sport events, protest and advocacy
• Sport events, human rights and health
• Sport events, human rights and urban development
• Sport events, human rights and workers

Keywords: : Foregrounding a Rights-Based Agenda for Sport Events: Insights from Research and Practice, Rights-based, sport events


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