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Global Culture and Sport Series

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

Authors: Beacom, Aaron

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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.

About the authors

AARON BEACOM Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy and Programme Leader for the MA in Applied Sport Development at University College Plymouth St. Mark and St. John, UK. He has previously published Sport and International Development (with R. Levermore). His current research relates to the international development of disability sport.

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"The book is a brilliantly researched documentation of the history of diplomacy related to the Games ... [it] represents a timely foray into sport's relevance to political developments; especially pertinent given the current attention paid to the repercussions for host countries of hosting mega-events. It fastidiously scours the annals of communiques treated as 'discourse' originating from actors such as the International Olympic Committee, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the National Olympic Committees of host countries over the last 120 years." - International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

"Beacom's text provides a sound basis for further studies discussing and developing the concept of Olympic diplomacy by way of recognition of both Olympism's major role in international society and the evolving relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement." - Diplomacy & Statecraft


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Beacom, Aaron

    Pages 1-13

  • International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

    Beacom, Aaron

    Pages 17-39

  • Olympic Diplomacy: The IOC as Diplomatic Actor

    Beacom, Aaron

    Pages 40-62

  • Mediation through Impairment — Diplomacy and Paralympism

    Beacom, Aaron

    Pages 63-85

  • Diplomacy and the Olympic Bid

    Beacom, Aaron

    Pages 86-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement
Book Subtitle
The New Mediators
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03294-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137032942
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24106-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31679-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
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