The position of sports within the public policy of the local administration in large cities : preparation phase of a case study of the capital of Prague

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Title translated into German:Die Stellung des Sports in der öffentlichen Politik von Kommunalverwaltungen in großen Städten : die Vorbereitungsphase einer Fallstudie über die Hauptstadt Prag
Author:Stanek, Miloslav
Published in:Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis / Gymnica
Published:37 (2007), 4, S. 51-53, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1212-1185, 1213-8312
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Identification number:PU200905002800


The significant enforcing of the position of towns and municipalities and public policies realized in its territory by the local municipal authorities were a result of the integration of the Czech Republic into the European structures and the related reformation of the public administration. The approach of the local municipal authorities to the individual fields of public policy, thus sports as well, then significantly affects the environment and quality of life in the pertinent area. This paper presents the preparation and introductory results of a research project focused on the approach of the local municipal authorities to sports in the territory of the capital city of Prague. The research is based on the content analysis of specialized documents, and the in depth interviews with the responsible employees of the authorities. The preliminary findings outline the position of sports in public policies and its organizational, financial and personnel background within the organizational structures of the authorities. The results point out the different approaches of the local authorities to sports and the influence of financial limitations, stated priorities, and also personal preferences of the individual representatives. Verf.-Referat