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Game, Set and Cohesion: A case study of sport for social cohesion in Timor Leste
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis addresses how sports can encourage social cohesion amongst youth in Dili, Timor Leste. It is a case study, conducted in Timor Leste and is based on interviews with staff working at organizations that offer sport for peace programs as well as with other interested parties. The sport for peace programs involves youth in and around Dili and were initiated as a peace-building method.

The communication aspect is analyzed through a participatory communication approach. The thesis investigates sports effect on social behavior from a sport pshycology perspective. It brings up both challenges and improvements for the sport for peace programs. The thesis also show the positive aspects of using sports as a tool for social cohesion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 120 p.
Keyword [en]
Timor Leste, sports, sport psychology, social cohesion, moral and character development, participatory communication, peace and development, corruption, life skills.
National Category
Social Sciences Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29109OAI: diva2:652523
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Public Relations and Communication Programme with Specialization in Peace Studies & Development Work, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-10-15 Created: 2013-09-30 Last updated: 2013-10-15Bibliographically approved

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