Commission on Law & Policy
ABOUTInstitutions – at a national or local level – play a major role in shaping the orientations and the vision of leisure programs for their citizens. Worldwide, those policies are often influenced by their own culture and history. Therefore, leisure policies tend to vary greatly as do the challenges governments face.
The World Leisure Commission on Law and Policy wants to regroup policymakers, senior civil servants, scholars, researchers and students interested in the role of political institutions in the formulation and implementation of leisure policies. The Commission is a forum to exchange on experiences, innovative practices and is looking forward to hearing from members from various countries and cultures. The World Leisure Commission wants to set up a network of members interested in the field, tackling issues related to leisure policies, laws and institutions both from a scientific and practical approach.
PURPOSE, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES• To strategically monitor policies related to leisure and recreative opportunities.
• To become a partner to support other commissions with issues related to the political/legal environment and policy formulation/implementation.
• To initiate comparative policy analysis projects with its members.
The Commission has adopted a new approach to better understand how leisure laws and policies evolve around the world by reaching out to different governmental agencies and keeping an eye on the challenges faced by local and national governments. The Commission also wants to foster discussion on the impacts of specific laws or policies among researchers and students interested in leisure policies.
CONTACTChair: Marc-André Lavigne
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières