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Sports, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution: Problems of Substance and Methodology

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Abstract

In assessing the contribution of sports to international understanding, claims are manifold. Often such claims stating a positive or negative contribution lack definnitional and methodological clarity. Often, they are statements of belief, of limited experience or express normative demands. Everybody will probably agree that behind all of these questions are very complex issues particularly when dealing on a political level of international relations and peace—rarely is the complexity dealt with sufficiently. Moreover, to the already difficult question of how to understand and secure international peace is added the expectation that sports serve some function in this respect.

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Conflict Resolution International Relation Sport Organization International Peace Crowd Behavior 
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