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Title: Sport and recreation in Kuwait : administration, provision and participation
Author: Behbehani, Khalifa T
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1992
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Sport and Recreation are important components of contemporary society: they are impacting on the context and contest of human behaviour, through provision and participation. The study traces the development of sport and recreation in Kuwait from 1930 to the present day. From simple beginnings rooted in desert and sea oriented activities, sport and recreation were variously progressed by Western Oil Company and commercial representatives, and after World War II and Independence (1961) in particular, by governmental influences. Government came to play a central role in all developments, assisted in no small way by vast oil revenues. Provision of facilities and employment of foreign coaching personnel led to an internationalising of Kuwait's sporting profile. The study sets out in detail the structural organisation for sport and recreation, assesses the provision made and analyses the participation in them. It takes account of the climatic, social and religious factors which influence participation, and with the use of questionnaire surveys examines public attitudes towards sport and recreation. At an advanced stage in the research, Kuwait suffered from invasion by Iraqi forces and concomitant implications for the outcomes of the study, especially in documentary details, and material provision for and participation in sport and recreation. Finally, the study puts forward a number of recommendations for the future development of sport and recreation in Kuwait.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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