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Global Culture and Sport Series

Sport under Communism

Behind the East German 'Miracle'

Authors: Dennis, M., Grix, J.

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Based on original Stasi and Communist Party archival sources, this book uncovers why East Germany was for two decades running one of the most successful nations in the Summer and Winter Olympics, exploring how the central elite sports system was beset by internal tensions and disputes.

About the authors

MIKE DENNIS Professor of Modern German History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has specialized in the history of East German Communism and sport and among his major publications are The Rise and Fall of the German Democratic Republic 1945-1990, The Stasi: Myth and Reality, Deutschland 1945-1990 (with J. D. Steinert), and State and Minorities in Communist East Germany (with N. Laporte).
JONATHAN GRIXSenior Lecturer in Sports Politics and Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. Hehas published widely on East Germany, research methodology and sports-related themes, including The Role of the Masses in the Collapse of the GDR and Foundations of Research.

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"Dennis and Grix have provided us with the most authoritative English-language account of sport in the GDR to date, and it is to be hoped that it will appear in a paperback version so that it can reach as wide a readership as possible." - International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

"Dennis and Grix have produced a first concise and compelling English-language summary on the vast research done on GDR sport. The book will surely prove valuable for teaching the subject" - German Historical Institute


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Contestation in the East German Sports System

    Pages 1-13

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  • The Political Use of Sport

    Pages 14-27

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  • The Development of East German Elite Sport

    Pages 28-55

    Dennis, Mike (et al.)

  • Finding and Promoting Young Sporting Talent

    Pages 56-82

    Dennis, Mike (et al.)

  • Drugs in Elite Sport in the German ‘Doping’ Republic

    Pages 83-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport under Communism
Book Subtitle
Behind the East German 'Miracle'
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36903-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230369030
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22784-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30980-1
Series ISSN
2662-3404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 261
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