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Leisure policy and planning
A.J. Veal
Paperback / softback
Financial Times/Prentice Hall
UK Publication Date

This title provides an introduction to public policy and planning in the broad field of leisure. The book includes theoretical perspectives and practical guidelines for the application of a range of analytical techniques, such as planning techniques, demand forecasting and performance appraisal. Original case studies are used to illustrate particular issues and examples of analytical techniques.;The contents include: the role of government in leisure from a variety of ideological and theoretical viewpoints; the idea of leisure as a human right and as a need; leisure organizations and strategic management and decision-making; leisure plans and strategies; leisure planning methods and approaches; projects appraisal; leisure demand estimating and forecasting; cost-benefit analysis and economic impact analysis; performance appraisal. The book concludes with a consideration of policy and planning in particular leisure sectors, including arts and entertainment, sport, tourism, children's play, outdoor recreation and hallmark events; and in relation to particular social groups, including children, youth, women, the family, the elderly, people with disabilities and ethnic groups.;It is suitable for both students and practitioners.

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Recreation.|Leisure - Great Britain - Planning.|Leisure - Political aspects - Great Britain.
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