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1st Edition

Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport

ISBN 9781138364592
Published November 12, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport is the first book to introduce key concepts and best practice in crisis and disaster management in sport and international sports events. 

The book draws from multiple disciplines to provide insight into the issues and challenges involved in planning for, and managing, crises and disasters in the context of sport. With an initial focus on sports event and venue resilience, the book also explores social, community and individual resilience within sport and examines concepts and issues such as fandom, risk perception, crowd control and management, crisis communication and reputational risk and the growing challenges posed by climate change. The book includes real-world case studies as well as disaster management-related simulation and scenario-building exercises and looks ahead to what might be the most significant threats in future to the safe and sustainable management of sport.

With the devastating impacts of COVID-19 illustrating the central importance of resilience and proper preparation for crises and disasters, this book is an essential read for all researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers working in sport, tourism, entertainment, leisure and critical event studies.

Table of Contents

1          An Introduction to Managing Crises and Disasters in Sport


2          Criticality of Sports Events and Venue Resilience


3          Fandom and Risk Perceptions in Sport


4          Synergising Social, Community and Individual Resilience Perspectives


5          Crowd Management, Control, Safety and Behaviour


6          Sport Event Resilience and Cascading Disasters


7          Synergising Public and Private Dimensions of Sport Event and Venue Resilience


8          Crisis Communication for Sport: Handling Issues of Reputational Risk, Litigation and Culpability


9          Simulating Disaster Scenarios for International Sports Events and International Sports Venues


10        Future Directions for Managing Crises and Disasters in Sport

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Richard Shipway is Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Event Management, Bournemouth University, UK.

Lee Miles is Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management at Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC), Bournemouth University, UK. 

Richard Gordon is Director of Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC), Bournemouth University, UK.