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Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

1st Edition

Edited by Jonathan Grix

Routledge

142 pages

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Description

This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and critical questions about the decisions to host, the host nation, its society and the politics of culture, sport and leisure more broadly can be dealt with. In doing so this book seeks to build on, and out from initial work on (sports) mega events by acknowledging the major shift towards ‘emerging’ states awarded such events since 2006 and incorporating the latest advances in research that have taken place in recent years. For example, debates about what constitutes a ‘mega-event’, what is meant by a ‘legacy’, what is ‘soft power’ and so on are dealt with from a team of leading academics from a variety of academic disciplines. This book was previously published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Jonathan Grix

1. What makes an event a mega-event? Definitions and sizes

Martin Müller

2. A framework for identifying the legacies of a mega sport event

Holger Preuss

3. Towards a mega-event legacy framework

Eva Kassens-Noor, Mark Wilson, Sven Müller, Brij Maharaj and Laura Huntoon

4. The psycho-social impact of the Olympics as urban festival: a leisure perspective

Harry H. Hiller and Richard A. Wanner

5. For the benefit of all? Developing a critical perspective in mega-event leverage

Vassilios Ziakas

6. Soft power and soft disempowerment: Qatar, global sport and football’s 2022 World Cup finals

Paul Michael Brannagan and Richard Giulianotti

7. Embracing the games? Leverage and legacy of London 2012 Olympics at the sub-regional level by means of strategic partnerships

Barbara Bell and Kevin Gallimore

8. Leveraging mega-events beyond the host nation: a case study of the 2010 FIFA World Cup African Legacy Programme in Cameroon and Nigeria

Tembi Maloney Tichaawa and Urmilla Bob

9. Leveraging mass participation events for sustainable health legacy

Niamh Murphy, Aoife Lane and Adrian Bauman

About the Editor

Jonathan Grix has published widely on sport politics and policy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics published by Routledge and the Director of the Sport Policy Centre in the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POL038000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
POL062000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO019000
SPORTS & RECREATION / History
SPO033000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference
SPO058000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics
SPO066000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
SPO068000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects