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Social Entrepreneurship, Sport and Democracy Development

  • Per Gerrevall
  • Daniel Bjärsholm
  • Susanne Linnér
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Abstract

Can a sports club both promote democracy in a society and provide citizens with opportunities for access, influence and meaning-making? Can a democratic way of life be developed through participation in a sporting activity that challenges existing beliefs about both the nature of sport and the role played by sport in society? These questions are the starting point for a discussion of the ‘social’ aspect of the concept of social entrepreneurship in sport. Through the use of democratic conceptions, Chap.  6 explores the extent to which sport and sporting activities with an entrepreneurial character can contribute to citizens’ democratic influence and competence, and hence to the development of democracy.

Keywords

Social entrepreneurship Sport Democracy Inclusion Hyphenation Recognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Gerrevall
    • 1
  • Daniel Bjärsholm
    • 2
  • Susanne Linnér
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sport ScienceLinnæus UniversityVäxjöSweden
  2. 2.Department of Sport ScienceMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

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