Pratica sportiva e lavoro sociale tra stato, mercato e comunità

Sports Practice and Social Work between State, Market and Community


  • Francesco Pirone Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy


The essay reflects on the sport-based welfare mix transformations. Collected research high-lights the relevance of sport-system models and sportivization patterns. We debate the sport importance for innovation of social policies. At the same time, we emphasize the ambiva-lence of sport. Finally, the essay highlights the risks of mitopoiesis from an overestimation of the power of sport in the innovation of social policies.