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Crime Prevention and Security Management

Securing Mega-Events

Networks, Strategies and Tensions

Authors: Whelan, Chad, Molnar, Adam

  • Examines mega-events using case studies, such as the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia
  • Considers the organisational dynamics of designing and delivering effective security
  • Discusses the variety of approaches and complexity of event security
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About this book

Mega-events such as the Olympic Games, World Cup finals and international political summits are occasions of almost unparalleled economic, political and social significance for host nations and cities. The scale and scope of mega-event security has continued to grow enormously since 11 September 2001, consistently involving the largest policing and security operations for event hosts outside of wartime. This book is the first to focus exclusively on the organisational dynamics underpinning the design and delivery of mega-event security.

Using the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia in November 2014 as a case study, in conjunction with comparisons with events such as the Toronto 2010 G20, the authors engage in a comprehensive assessment of the networks, strategies and tensions involved in mega-event security. By drawing on the insightful experiences of those responsible for securing the Brisbane 2014 G20, the authors look behind-the-scenes to capture the complexity of mega-event security. The authors argue that such an approach is essential to better appreciate how different conceptions of security, ways of thinking and acting, impact a range of security ideals and outcomes.

About the authors

Chad Whelan is Associate Professor in Criminology at Deakin University, Australia.

Adam Molnar is Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University, Australia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Whelan, Chad (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Analysing Mega-Event Security: Looking Inside Operations

    Whelan, Chad (et al.)

    Pages 25-58

  • Organising Security Actors: Designing New Nodes and Networks

    Whelan, Chad (et al.)

    Pages 59-89

  • Organising Across Boundaries: Communication, Coordination and Conflict

    Whelan, Chad (et al.)

    Pages 91-122

  • Securing Places: Security Risks, Techniques and Technologies

    Whelan, Chad (et al.)

    Pages 123-153

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59668-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $68.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59667-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Securing Mega-Events
Book Subtitle
Networks, Strategies and Tensions
Authors
Series Title
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59668-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59668-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59667-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 229
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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