Thirty chapters from over forty academics and practitioners in the field.

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1 Introduction Ian Brittain and Aaron Beacom

Part I Conceptualising Disability Sport

2 Disability Models: Explaining and Understanding Disability Sport in Different Ways  Brett Smith and Andrea Bundon

3 Multiple Oppression and Tackling Stigma Through Sport Anjali J. Forber-Pratt

4 Disability and Barriers to Inclusion Hayley Fitzgerald

5 Sport and Social Movements by and for Disability and Deaf Communities: Important Differences in Self-Determination, Politicisation, and Activism Danielle Peers

6 Game Changer? Social Media, Representations of Disability and the Paralympic Games Liam French and Jill M. Le Clair

Part II Structure and Development of the Paralympic Movement

7 Key Points in the History and Development of the Paralympic Games Ian Brittain

8 Development of the IPC and Relations with the IOC and Other Stakeholders David Legg

9 The International Paralympic Committee as a Governing Body Mary Hums and Joshua Pate

10 Organising and Delivering the Modern Paralympic Games: Contemporary Debates Relating to Integration and Distinction Laura Misener and Kristina Molloy

11 The Paralympic Movement: A Small Number of Behemoths Overwhelming a Large Number of Also-Rans—A Pyramid Built on Quicksand? Simon Darcy

Part III Paralympic Sport: Political and Strategic Perspectives

12 Comparative Sport Policy Analysis and Paralympic Sport Mathew Dowling, David Legg, and Phil Brown

13 The Paralympic Movement and the International Development Agenda Amy Farkas Karageorgos and Colin Higgs

14 The Rise of China as a Paralympic Superpower Mao Ailin and Sun Shuhan

15 The Paralympic Movement and the Boycott Agenda: South Africa, Apartheid and the Paralympic Games Ian Brittain

16 The Paralympic Movement and Diplomacy: Centring Disability in the Global Frame Aaron Beacom

Part IV The Paralympic Movement: Governance Perspectives

17 Women and Athletes with High Support Needs in Paralympic Sport: Progress and Further Opportunities for Underrepresented Populations Chloe Slocum, Suzy Kim, and Cheri Blauwet

18 Evolution and Development of Best Practice in Paralympic Classification Mark J. Connick, Emma Beckman, and Sean M. Tweedy

19 Intellectual Disability, Special Olympics and Parasport Jan Burns

20 Prostheses and Other Equipment: The Issue of the Cyborg Athlete—Interrogating the Media Coverage of the Cybathlon 2016 Event Gregor Wolbring

21 Paralympic Philosophy and Ethics Mike J. McNamee and Richard J. Parnell

Part V Paralympic Games Case Studies

22 The London 2012 Paralympic Games Shane Kerr

23 Sochi 2014 Evgeny Bukharov

24 The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Ian Brittain and Leonardo Mataruna

25 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games and the South Korean Political Intention Kyoungho Park and Gwang Ok

26 Visions on the Legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Kazuo Ogur

Part VI Contemporary Paralympic Legacies and Challenges

27 Marketing of Paralympic Sports: Attracting Spectators and Sponsors Michael Cottingham and Renan Petersen-Wagner

28 Developing Disability Sport: The Evolving Role of the University Sector Aaron Beacom and Gill Golder

29 Paralympic Legacies: A Critical Perspective Athanasios (Sakis) Pappous and Christopher Brown

30 Concluding Thoughts Aaron Beacom and Ian Brittain