Olympic Risks

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

byWill Jennings

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An exploration of how the Olympics are organized in response to risk. This book looks at the tension between the riskiness of mega-events, attributable to their scale and complexities, and the societal, political and organizational pressures that exist for safety, security and management of risk – leading to changes in how the Games are governed.

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An exploration of how the Olympics are organized in response to risk. This book looks at the tension between the riskiness of mega-events, attributable to their scale and complexities, and the societal, political and organizational pressures that exist for safety, security and management of risk – leading to changes in how the Games ar...

WILL JENNINGS Senior Lecturer in Politics at Southampton University, UK, and Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He specializes in the analysis of government and public opinion, research methods and risk management in mega-projects and mega-event...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.83 × 5.71 × 0.92 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300065

ISBN - 13:9780230300064

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Table of Contents

PART I: RISK AND MEGA-EVENTS
Risk and Governing Mega-Events
The Olympics as a Mega-Event
PART II: THE OLYMPICS, RISK AND UNCERTAINTY
Olympic Risks
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
Counting the Costs and Benefits of the Games
PART III: GOVERNING THE GAMES
Managing Olympic Risks
Public Opinion and Reputational Risk
The Risks of Risk Management
Conclusions