Public Health Policy and Personal Responsibility in Sport: Competitive or collaborative?

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Public health policy is designed to offer a utilitarian approach to the management of public health issues. New developments in civil liability legislation support the move towards individuals accepting personal responsibility for their actions particularly in areas of sport and recreation. An examination of both reveals the potential for policy and law to clash when examined in light of the burgeoning obesity epidemic, where encouragement to engage in physical activity is viewed as a cornerstone to managing the associated health issues, but the risk of injury whilst doing so is high.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalSports Law eJournal
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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