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Global Culture and Sport Series

Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

Globalization, Environment, Resistance

Editors: Hayes, G., Karamichas, J. (Eds.)

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This volume explores sporting mega-events, their social, political, and cultural characters, the value systems that they inscribe and draw on, the claims they make on us and the claims the organisers make for them, the spatial and ethical relationships they create, and the responses of civil societies to them.

About the authors

ANNE-MARIE BROUDEHOUX Professor in the School of Design at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada PIETRO CARATTI was former Senior Research Fellow at FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) and now works for the Presidency of the Lombardy Region, Italy EGIDIO DANSERO Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin, Italy HUGH DAUNCEY Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK BARBARA DEL CORPO Graduate in International Relations of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin, Italy and is a collaborator with the University's OMERO (Olympics and Mega Events Research Observatory) group LUDOVICO FERRAGUTO Research Fellow at Rome-based I-COM, Italy JOHN HORNE Professor of Sport and Sociology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK ALFREDO MELA Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy ARTHUR P. J. MOL Professor in Environmental Policy at Wageningen University, The Netherlands JEAN-FRANCOIS POLO Lecturer in Political Science at IEP Rennes, France XAVIER RENOU Activist and researcher. He is the founder of Les Désobéissants, an informal network of activists, based in France IRENE ROPOLO Collaborator with the University of Turin's OMERO (Olympics and Mega Events Research Observatory) group DAVID WHITSON Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada LEI ZHANG Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy Research Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sports Mega-Events, Sustainable Development and Civil Societies

    Hayes, Graeme (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • The Four ‘Cs’ of Sports Mega-Events: Capitalism, Connections, Citizenship and Contradictions

    Horne, John

    Pages 31-45

  • Civilizing Beijing: Social Beautification, Civility and Citizenship at the 2008 Olympics

    Broudehoux, Anne-Marie

    Pages 46-67

  • Istanbul’s Olympic Challenge: A Passport for Europe?

    Polo, Jean-François

    Pages 68-86

  • The Failed Bid for Lyon ’68, and France’s Winter Olympics from Grenoble ’68 to Annecy 2018: French Politics, Civil Society and Olympic Mega-Events

    Dauncey, Hugh

    Pages 87-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies
Book Subtitle
Globalization, Environment, Resistance
Editors
  • G. Hayes
  • J. Karamichas
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
978-0-230-35918-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230359185
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24417-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31881-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
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