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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Playing with the Rules: Influences on the Development of Regulation in Sport
Author(s): Vamplew, Wray
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Keywords: Sport
Sports Social aspects
Sports Rules
Sports History
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 7-Apr-2009
Citation: Vamplew W (2007) Playing with the Rules: Influences on the Development of Regulation in Sport. International Journal of the History of Sport, 24 (7), pp. 843-871.
Abstract: Sport today is a rule-governed practice: constitutive rules, both prescriptive and proscriptive, define required equipment and facilities as well as setting the formal rules of play; auxiliary rules specify and control eligibility: and regulatory rules place restraints on behaviour independent of the sport itself. This article offers a broad sweep examination of the historical process of rule development in sport including an assessment of the influence over time of gambling, fair play ideology, economic pressures, technological developments and legal intervention. En route a seven-stage scheme of constitutive rule development is postulated which it is hoped will set a research agenda for sports historians to test with case studies of particular sports.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09523360701311745
Rights: Published in International Journal of the History of Sport by Taylor & Francis

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