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Discourses on the modernisation agenda in sport policy in Oman: between the global and local and modernity and authenticity

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posted on 2017-09-06, 11:12 authored by Abdul Al-Droushi
This thesis explores discourses on modernisation agendas in sport policy in Oman. It traces the emergence, development and current status of sport policy in Oman. It also examines sport modernisation processes in Oman in the context of modernity and authenticity debates and local and global dynamics. Moreover, it seeks to uncover how discourses on modernity and authenticity, global and local, have shaped, constructed, and/or legitimised the modernisation of both elite sport and community sport in different phases of contemporary Omani history. [Continues.]


Sultan Qaboos University, Oman



  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Loughborough University

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.


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Ian Henry

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  • PhD

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  • Doctoral