The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games

A Soviet-American Surrogate War

Authors: D’Agati, Philip

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The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games is explained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminated in a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework, D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternative means for conflict between states.

About the authors

Philip A. D'Agati is an Assistant Academic Specialist in Political Science and International Relations at Northeastern University, USA. He received an MA in Comparative Politics, an MA in World History, and a PhD in Political Science from Northeastern University. He is a researcher of nationalism, international organizations, and the role of sport in international politics. He is the author of Nationalism on the World Stage: Cultural Performance at the Olympic Games.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    D’Agati, Philip

    Pages 1-13

  • The Surrogate War, the Boycott, and the Search for a Hidden Story

    D’Agati, Philip

    Pages 15-34

  • A Primer on Politics in the Olympics

    D’Agati, Philip

    Pages 35-56

  • Soviet Sports History and the Olympic Movement

    D’Agati, Philip

    Pages 57-78

  • Montreal, Moscow, and Los Angeles

    D’Agati, Philip

    Pages 79-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games
Book Subtitle
A Soviet-American Surrogate War
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Philip D’Agati
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36025-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137360250
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33061-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46112-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 197
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