Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorGraeme Hayes, John Karamichas

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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.

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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.

GRAEME HAYESSenior Lecturer and Director of French Studies at Aston University, UK. He has previously published Environmental Protest and the State in France.JOHN KARAMICHASLecturer in Sociology at Queen's University, Belfast, UK. He has recently published articles on environmental politics and policy in the Journal of Modern Greek St...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.13 × 5.63 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244173

ISBN - 13:9780230244177

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Sports Mega-Events, Sustainable Development, and Civil Societies; G.Hayes& J.Karamichas
The Four 'Cs' of Sports Mega-Events: Capitalism, Connections, Citizenship and Contradictions; J.Horne
Civilizing Beijing: Social Beautification, Civility and Citizenship at the 2008 Olympics; A.Broudehoux
Istanbul's Olympic Challenge: A Passport for Europe?; J.Polo
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; H.Dauncey
The Role of Environmental Issues in Mega-Events Planning and Management Processes: Which Factors Count?; P.Caratti&L.Ferraguto
Sustainability as Global Norm: The Greening of Meag-Events in China; A.Mol& L.Zhang
Olympic Games as an Opportunity for the Ecological Modernization of the Host Nation: The Cases of Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004; J.Karamichas
What Happens When Olympic Bids Fail? Sustainable Development and Paris 2012; G.Hayes
Olympic Games, Conflicts and Social Movements: The Case of Torino 2006; E.Dansero, B.Corpo, Al.Mela &I.Ropolo
Vancouver 2010: The Saga of Eagleride Bluffs; D.Whitson
Resisting the Torch; X.Renou
Conclusion: Sports Mega-Events: Disputed Places, Structural Contradictions and Critical Moments; G.Hayes& J.Karamichas
Bibliography
Index