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The politics of sport funding in Brazil: a multiple streams analysis

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posted on 26.10.2020, 15:23 authored by Philipe Camargo, Joe PigginJoe Piggin, Fernando Mezzadri
Since the earliest State interventions in sports, the Brazilian State has assumed the role of overseeing and financing the nation’s organised sport systems. The significant relationship between the State and sport, established over decades, contributed to sport being influenced by the country’s political agenda, influencing the implementation of sport funding policies. In order to understand more about how this relationship developed, this article applies the multiple streams theory of policy change to examine the Brazilian high-performance sport policy domain. Policy analysis and media analysis are combined to examine the ways in which the political context, problem framing and policy solutions were brought together by a range of policy entrepreneurs. The study examines how the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) lobby effort acted to expand investment possibilities, and how policymakers acted swiftly to seize the window of opportunity and implement policies that stimulated Brazilian preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. The article suggests that while other countries have also developed policies for elite sport to boost Olympic preparation, Brazilian policy decisions and changes were tardy, in some cases fleeting, and only expanded existing policies that had weaknesses in resource distribution criteria.

Funding

Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – CAPES/Brazil

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Volume

12

Issue

4

Pages

599 - 615

Publisher

Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics on 18 September 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19406940.2020.1821080.

Acceptance date

04/09/2020

Publication date

2020-09-18

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1940-6940

eISSN

1940-6959

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Joe Piggin. Deposit date: 24 October 2020