Despite the importance of sport as a social, economic and political institution, research into sport and social capital has not been extensive. "Sport and Social Capital" is the first book to examine this increasingly high profile area in detail. It explores the ways in which sport contributes to the creation, development, maintenance and, in some cases, diminution of social capital. Written by an internationally renowned author team who are leading figures in this area of study, this engaging and far-reaching text brings leading research from around the world into one comprehensively edited volume. Themes covered in the book include: education, gender, policy, community, youth sport, diversity and many more. It is essential reading for sport management, sport development and sport sociology students around the globe and offers fascinating and invaluable insight to interested stakeholders from industry, community and government. This is a progressive text written by the top authors in the field and comprehensively edited into a unified volume. it presents an analysis of the importance of sport and its relationship to social capital within local, national and international communities.It offers comprehensive coverage of themes such as, education, policy, community, youth sport, diversity and many more. It includes contributions from the UK, Australia, Canada, USA and Norway.