Drivers of illicit drug use regulation in Australian sport

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Show simple item record Stewart, B Adair, D Smith, A 2012-10-12T03:35:06Z 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation Sport Management Review, 2011, 14 (3), pp. 237 - 245
dc.identifier.issn 1441-3523
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Most Australian sport stakeholders not only believe that government regulation is a good thing, but also assume that intervention in the drug-use problem will improve sport's social outcomes and operational integrity. In this paper we examine the regulation of illicit drug use in Australian sport through an interrogation of two cases: the Australian Football League and the National Rugby League. Using Pierre Bourdieu's conceptual frames of social field, capital, and habitus, we aim to secure a clearer understanding of the drivers of Australian sport's illicit drug regulations by (1) identifying those stakeholders who set the drug regulation agenda, (2) revealing the values and dispositions that underpin these regulations, and (3) explaining how dominant stakeholders go about sustaining their position and marginalising those stakeholders with opposing drug regulation claims. Our results show that Australian sport's drug-use regulations are driven by a set of values and dispositions that views sport as an instrument for shaping the character of its participants, and drugs as a threat to sport's moral fabric and good standing. The dominant stakeholders, comprising the Commonwealth Government, its sport agencies, and the major governing bodies for sport, imposed these values and dispositions on peripheral stakeholders by designing a drugs-in-sport social field that yielded capital and power to only those participants who endorsed these values and dispositions. Peripheral stakeholders - including players, their agents, and drug-treatment professionals - who mostly shared different values and dispositions, were sidelined, and denied the opportunity of adding to their already limited supplies of capital, power, and policy making influence. © 2011 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.smr.2011.02.001
dc.title Drivers of illicit drug use regulation in Australian sport
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Sport Management Review
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 237 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 245 en_US BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1504 Commercial Services
dc.personcode 999049
dc.personcode 100718
dc.personcode 040292
dc.percentage 100 en_US Commercial Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Drugs Sport Ideology Policy Power Bourdieu en_US
dc.description.keywords Cosmopolitanism
dc.description.keywords Pre-Socratic Philosophy
dc.description.keywords Politics
dc.description.keywords Disorder theory
dc.description.keywords Drugs Sport Ideology Policy Power Bourdieu
dc.description.keywords Bourdieu
dc.description.keywords Drugs
dc.description.keywords Ideology
dc.description.keywords Policy
dc.description.keywords Power
dc.description.keywords Sport
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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