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

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


  • Reinhard Haudenhuyse Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • John Hayton Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK
  • Dan Parnell University of Liverpool Management School, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Kirsten Verkooijen Chair Group Health and Society, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • Pascal Delheye Department of Political Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium


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Abstract:  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.

Keywords:  inclusion; intersectoral collaboration; sport for development and peace; transdisciplinarity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i3.3531


© Reinhard Haudenhuyse, John Hayton, Dan Parnell, Kirsten Verkooijen, Pascal Delheye. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction of the work without further permission provided the original author(s) and source are credited.