Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management

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For this new edition the book has been completely revised, bringing the subject up to date in line with recent developments. Key changes address issues surrounding government policy and public sector leisure provision, the National Lottery, global conditions such as the world economic climate and the European Union, and communication and travel advances.  New content also covers:

  • play, recreation, leisure and the needs of people
  • leisure trends, planning and government
  • the legacy of CCT and the introduction of Best Value
  • management, training and operational aspect of Leisure & Recreation management

Leisure and Recreation Management deals with the theory of leisure studies as well as the day-to-day practicalities of managing sport, leisure and recreation facilities, ensuring this book's continued success as a student textbook and a guide for the practitioner.

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This revised and updated edition reflects the changes that have taken place within the field of leisure and recreation management in recent years. Issues such as social inclusion, cultural strategy, exercise for health have risen to the top of the policy agenda. Commercial pressures, changes in the voluntary and public sector and emerging leisure professions such as sports development and playwork are all profoundly influencing the professional landscape. Leisure and Recreation Management is the only book to cover leisure history, key leisure concepts, trends, provision, management practices and operational issues in one comprehensive volume.

Leisure and Cultural Heritage - the social and historic factors shaping current leisure Themes in Leisure, Recreation and Play - understanding leisure as a social Leisure Planning and Provision - in the Public, voluntary and commercial sectors Leisure Products - exploring the key areas of tourism, the countryside, the arts, and sport Leisure Management - principles and practice for leadership, staffing, training, programming, event management, leisure marketing and more Exploring every key concept and innovation, and with more student-friendly textbook features than ever before, Leisure and Recreation Management is essential reading for student and professional interested in the theory and practice of managing leisure and recreation services and facilities.

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