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Managing the Paralympics

Editors: Darcy, Simon, Frawley, Stephen, Adair, Daryl (Eds.)

  • Explores the managerial and operational logistics of the Paralympics
  • Presents a critical interrogation of Paralympic specific mega event considerations
  • Considers the complex ecology of staging a multisport and multi-disability event for elite athletes
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About this book

This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world’s premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world’s biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports. 

About the authors

Simon Darcy is Professor of Social Inclusion at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He worked as a consultant for Sydney 2000 on test event evaluation, venue operation plans, access guides, and the Paralympic family hotels. Simon continues to work on accessibility, volunteer management and legacy research. He has written widely in major journals on the Olympics, Paralympics and community sport, and has published books on mega-events, research methods and accessible tourism.

Stephen Frawley is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and the Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He worked in sport competition program delivery for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games organising committees. Stephen’s research examines the effects of major sport events on the participation rates of host communities and the broadcasting of sport. He has authored and co-authored books on managing sport mega-events including Managing the Football World Cup, and Managing the Olympics (Palgrave Macmillan).

Daryl Adair is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Daryl’s current research involves race, Indigeneity, embodiment and doping. Daryl has authored and co-authored books including Managing the Football World Cup, and Managing the Olympics (Palgrave Macmillan).

Reviews

“Only recently has the Paralympics become subject to the same bidding scrutiny as the Olympics. This is also reflected in the absence of significant Paralympic event management and research literature. This is odd because the Paralympics in many ways is a more complex event to organize. Through this new book the editors and authors have done a great job in providing an excellent foundationalk reference work for both Paralympics event managers and sport management scholars.” (Hans Westerbeek, Professor of Sport Business, Pro Vice Chancellor sport strategy and Dean, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Paralympic Games: Managerial and Strategic Directions

    Darcy, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Stakeholders and the Paralympic Games

    Dowling, Mathew (et al.)

    Pages 21-47

  • Accessibility as a Key Management Component of the Paralympics

    Darcy, Simon

    Pages 49-92

  • Managing Legacy and the Paralympic Games

    Misener, Laura

    Pages 93-111

  • Managing Paralympic Bodies: The Technology of Classification and Its Impact on (Dis)abled Athletes

    Howe, P. David (et al.)

    Pages 113-131

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43522-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43520-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing the Paralympics
Editors
  • Simon Darcy
  • Stephen Frawley
  • Daryl Adair
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43522-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43522-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43520-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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