Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance by G. HayesOlympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance by G. Hayes

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

byG. HayesEditorJ. Karamichas

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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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.
ANNE-MARIE BROUDEHOUX Professor in the School of Design at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada PIETRO CARATTI was former Senior Research Fellow at FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) and now works for the Presidency of the Lombardy Region, Italy EGIDIO DANSERO Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Tu...
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Title:Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, ResistanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244173

ISBN - 13:9780230244177

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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