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posted on 22.08.2014, 09:05 by Richard GiulianottiRichard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong
This paper examines the role and contribution of peace-making to the wider sport, development and peace (SDP) sector. Particular attention is paid to a hitherto under-explored subject: the complex position of the military vis-a`-vis sport and sport-related peacekeeping. Through an historical overview of the sport–military intersection, reference to fieldwork in Bosnia and Liberia, and a brief examination of the Conseil Internationale du Sport Militaire, some critical and cautious conclusions are put forth. We suggest that sport-based peacemaking interventions provide the military with a new kind of institutional function, and fresh ways of building positive social links to civilian populations. However, such engagement is only possible if full dialogical engagement between civilians and peacekeeping forces is established, in which the military adapt their practices to suit the local cultural context.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Third World Quarterly

Volume

32

Issue

3

Pages

379 - 394

Citation

GIULIANOTTI, R. and ARMSTRONG, G., 2010. Sport, the military and peacemaking: history and possibilities. Third World Quarterly, 32 (3), pp. 379-394.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

Publication date

2010

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 20-05-2011, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01436597.2011.573935. This Accepted Manuscript has the following title: Sport, the military and peacekeeping: history and possibilities.

ISSN

0143-6597

eISSN

1360-2241

Language

en