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Sport for social justice, capability and the common good: A position statement in honour of Tessa Jowell

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-162
Number of pages23
Issue number2
Early online date12 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019


There is a continuing debate about the contribution of sport and sport for development and peace (SDP) to both the theory and practice of social justice. At the same time the policy world is showing strong indications that it is seeking politically smarter ways of understanding what it means to foster social justice, development, and inclusive peace processes. This position statement is committed to sport actively being seen to be playing a part in addressing the challenges that face humanity in the 21st century. The proposition is that sport and SDP are served well by a capability approach (CA) as a framework that enables the construction of the common good. The article considers a CA for social justice prior to a discussion of sport, capability and the common good which positions sport as a resource of hope in fostering politically smarter cultural relations.

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  • capability, common good, influence, social justice, sport

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