Collected Insights from the Field of Sport, Volume 3 : Governance and Ethics

The newest edition of the AISTS publication under the title of "Collected Insights from the Field of Sport - Volume 3: Governance and Ethics" has now been officially published and is available for download.  

The third in the series, this book focuses on the topic of "Governance and Ethics" in sport, as a tribute to the exceptional work done by Prof. Margareta Baddeley, former professor at Geneva University School of Law and one of the pioneers of what is currently well-known as the AISTS MAS programme, in this field.  Prof. Baddeley stated that

Sport, like other activities within society, is not outside the law, but undeniably, some aspects of sports are special and the ordinary rules of law need to be interpreted in a new way in order to achieve a fair and proper application of law to sports.

Recent history has somewhat brought the image and integrity of the sport industry under scrutiny and the same has led to a flurry of academic study in the areas of governance in sport. This book collects 11 such studies ranging across multiple administrative areas of sport like - 

  • Corporate governance
  • Doping and medicine
  • Gender equality and para-sports
  • Integrity management and mediation

The idea behind each book in this series is to provoke critical thinking in particular areas of sports. With the present edition, academicians, sports administrators, sports teams, student and the public can hopefully engage in discussions surrounding governance and raise awareness, because as former US President Barack Obama famously said - "Sometimes, it's not enough to change laws. You've got to change the hearts."

The publication contains articles written by members of the AISTS Scientific Committee, including Dr Boris Gojanovic and Prof. Jean-Loup Chappelet, as well as former participants of the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies of Sport Administration.

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The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.  The AISTS has an extensive network of experts at its disposition to work on projects for sports organisations, businesses and government organisations.

Our experts come from a broad network, from esteemed academic institutions, and research centres to professionals with extensive experience in the sports industry. This allows the AISTS to guarantee both comprehensive and relevant studies, which fully meet the needs of the client.

The AISTS conducts independent and commissioned projects, in addition to helping sports organisations and federations navigate an increasingly complex sport landscape through advisory services. The AISTS areas of focus lie principally in major sport events, international sport management and administration, the development of sport as well as sport for social and economic impact.

The AISTS offers a number of sustainability resources, including:

  • Sport Sustainability e-learning online course
  • SSE Toolkit
  • CSR and Sustainability Open Module: a two day educational module delivered at the EPFL Campus, Lausanne 
  • Research and Case Studies covering a wider range of topics such as sustainability, gender studies, CSR, youth development, governance and sport for development


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