Democratic Cultures in Sports Clubs
Sports Clubs not only act as places for sporting activities but also provide various opportunities for participation, integration as well as belonging and can therefore strengthen democracy and social cohesion of a society. However, club cultures can also involve conformity, peer pressure and exclusion. Especially, if club members, are rather homogen regarding socio-structural factors. The research project analyses in what way the connection between homogenization, social cohesion and conformity affects the togetherness in sports clubs and whether excluding and discriminating effects are observable. While doing so the study focuses on the question of democratic solutions to these challenges. Primary goal of the study is to generate scientific insight, which can help foster discussions and dialogues about democratic cultures in sports clubs on different levels of federal states, communes and locally.
MA Soz. Madlen Preuß
Dipl.-Soz. Denis van de Wetering
Leipzig University, Mag.- Sportwiss. Hannes Delto
Abschlussbericht [in German]