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Sport & Politics
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Definitions of Politics “The process people use to resolve conflicts between private interests and the common good that occur within the institutional framework of government.” “The probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his/her wishes despite resistance.
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Politics is based on power
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Purpose of Political Policy Keep Power Increase Power Demonstrate Power
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National Social Functions of Politics Integration (social cohesion, nat’l identity) Social control over masses (laws) Tie into why societies have sports National defense (aggression if nationalistic) Productivity
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International Political Functions of Sport Political tool used to promote racial, ethnic, international overtones. Socio-political mirror Propaganda showcase (show ideology) Outlet for national aggression Economic showcase Promote nationalism (sense of pride, belonging)
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Safeguard the public order. Promote prestige & power of a group, community or nation. Promote identity, belonging, unity of citizens.
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2011 for the course ESS 132 taught by Professor Dale during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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