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Executive Politics and Governance

Olympic Risks

Authors: Jennings, Will

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About this book

An exploration of how the Olympics are organised in response to risk. This book looks at the tension between the riskiness of mega-events, attributable to their scale and complexities, and the societal, political and organisational pressures that exist for safety, security and management of risk – leading to changes in how the Games are governed.

About the authors

WILL JENNINGS Senior Lecturer in Politics at Southampton University, UK, and Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He specializes in the analysis of government and public opinion, research methods and risk management in mega-projects and mega-events.

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'...in Olympic Risks, Will Jennings provides an insightful analysis and commentary which is of relevance to scholars, policy makers, government agencies and public bodies, host cities and countries and mega event organizers. His work clearly and comprehensively accentuates the increasing influence of societal perceptions about risk and the impact of this on the governance of the Olympic Games.' - Tracey Taylor, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney Australia, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Governing the Games in an Age of Uncertainty

    Jennings, Will

    Pages 1-8

  • Risk, Governance and Mega-Events

    Jennings, Will

    Pages 11-28

  • Costs, Complexity and Size of the Games

    Jennings, Will

    Pages 29-38

  • Risk and the Games

    Jennings, Will

    Pages 41-63

  • Decision-Making under Uncertainty

    Jennings, Will

    Pages 64-93

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Hardcover $120.00
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Softcover $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Olympic Risks
Authors
Series Title
Executive Politics and Governance
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02200-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137022004
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30006-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33578-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 263
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