The War on Drugs in Sport: Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy

by

Write The First Customer Review

This book is an innovative and compelling work that develops a modified moral panic model illustrated by the drugs in sport debate. Drawing on Max Weber's work on moral authority and legitimacy, McDermott argues that doping scandals create a crisis of legitimacy for sport governing bodies and other elite groups. This crisis leads to a moral panic, where the issue at stake for elite groups is perceptions of their organizational legitimacy. The book highlights the role of the media as a site where claims to legitimacy are ...

The War on Drugs in Sport: Moral Panics and Organizational Legitimacy 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138812017

Hardcover

Select