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Conceptualising legitimacy, moral panics and performance enhancing drugs : Crisis? Whose crisis?

McDermott, Vanessa


In the debate surrounding performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sport, academic investigation has focused mainly on why some individual athletes use PEDs while other actors refrain from doing so. In this thesis I adopt a broader social perspective and argue that the debate can be usefully reframed by considering how sports governing bodies (SGBs) maintain legitimacy and moral authority over their sporting communities. This highlights how various drug-related controversies and reports are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514328d88c9
Access Rights: Open Access


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