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The Olympic Games and the Environment

The Olympic Games and the Environment

  • Author: J. Karamichas
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137297476
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 242
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This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also sets out projections for the environmental legacy of London 2012.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

  • Author: Aaron Beacom
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137032944
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic movement, charting both its continuity and change from an historical perspective.

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

An Environmental Review

  • Author: United Nations Environment Programme
  • Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
  • ISBN: 9789280728880
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 163
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This report aims to analyse the projects implemented by the city of Beijing to incorporate environmental sustainability into the 2008 Olympic Games and fulfil the environmental commitments made during the candidature phase. Beijing set ambitious environmental goals to show the world its commitment to sustainable development. The project areas range from addressing air and water quality and waste management to including environmental considerations in new infrastructure development.

Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment

Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment

  • Author: K. Aravossis
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845640462
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 348
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The current emphasis on sustainable development is a consequence of the general awareness of the need to solve numerous environmental problems resulting from our modern society. This book addresses the topic of Investment Assessment and Environmental Economics in an integrated way; in accordance with the principles of sustainability; considering social and environmental impacts of new investments. Bringing together papers from the First International Conference on Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment, papers encompass topic areas such as: Economy and the Environment; Investment Planning and Assessment; Environmental Economics and Entrepreneurship; Environmental Investment Planning; Sustainable Environmental Management; Environmental Impact Assessments and Investments; Environmental Performance Indicators; Environmental Management Systems; Legislation and Law Enforcement; Cost Benefits Analysis; Natural Resources Management; Social Issues and Environmental Policies; Risk Management in Environmental Investment; Location Optimization.

Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

  • Author: Jules Boykoff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135938334
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 184
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The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics, geography, history, and economics, Boykoff develops an innovative theory of "celebration capitalism", the manipulation of state actors as partners that drives us towards public–private partnerships in which the public pays and the private profits. He argues that the Athens Games in 2004 marked the full emergence of celebration capitalism, with London 2012 representing its quintessential expression, characterized by a state of exception, unfettered commercialism, repression of dissent, questionable sustainability claims, and the complicity of the mainstream media. Controversial, challenging, and forthright, this book opens up a fascinating new avenue for understanding the contemporary Olympics in the context of global capitalist society. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympic Games, the relationship between sport and society, or global politics and culture.

Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

  • Author: Heather Dichter,Bruce Kidd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113570600X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the Olympic Program, and the reporting of decisions and financial information. The reforms were initiated in response to the deep crises of legitimacy it faced because of the Salt Lake City doping scandal and ongoing accusations that it turned a blind eye to doping. This book assesses the implementation and effectiveness of those reforms ten years after. It draws upon the perspectives of Olympic scholars, Olympic athletes, and IOC members, including those who were directly involved in the reform process, and makes a number of recommendations about how the process of Olympic reform could be maintained and strengthened. As such, it provides an insightful and telling report card on the modern Olympic Movement in the first decade of the 21st century, and the presidency of Jacques Rogge. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Olympic Games Explained

The Olympic Games Explained

A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

  • Author: Vassil Girginov,S. Jim Parry
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415346030
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from its Ancient Greek origins through the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee to the global Olympic Movement in the twenty-first century. Each chapter offers a range of study tasks and review questions to help students develop their understanding of key concepts in Olympic studies.

Sport and Social Movements

Sport and Social Movements

From the Local to the Global

  • Author: Jean Harvey,John Horne,Parissa Safai,Simon Darnell,Sebastien Courchesne-O'Neill
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1780935579
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
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From neighborhood coalitions organizing against the building of a sport facility for professional sports teams subsidized by public funds, to global campaigns for equity for women in sport, to worldwide bans of apartheid regimes, sites and levels of protest, resistance and activism have been present throughout the history of sport. Contentious forms of collective actions are now ever more present in various forms at the local, the national and the global levels. Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global is the first book-length treatment of the way social movements have intersected and continue to intersect with sport. It traces the history of various social movements associated with labour, women, peace, the environment and rights (civil, racial, disability and sexual), and their relationship to sport and sports mega-events such as the Olympic Games. Based on research conducted by a multinational team of authors that draws on theories of social movements and new social movements, the book includes a valuable chronology of social movements, illustrations of key episodes in the development of the relationships between sport and different social movements and an agenda for future research and scholarship. Written in a clear and comprehensive style it is suitable for all levels of higher education, researchers and the general reader who want to know more about the role that sport has played in the development of social movements and campaigns for social justice.

Olympic Cities

Olympic Cities

City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 - 2016

  • Author: John Gold,Margaret Gold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136768254
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 358
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Olympic Cities provides the first full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events since 1896. With eighteen specially commissioned and original essays written by a team of distinguished international authors, it explores the historical experience of staging the Olympics from the point of view of the host city. A thought-provoking analysis of the relationship between Olympic festivals and urban spectacle it: provides overviews of the urban impact of the four component Olympic festivals – the Summer Games, Winter Games, Cultural Olympiads and the Paralympics comprises systematic surveys of four key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics – finance, place promotion, managing spectacle and urban regeneration consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2012, with particular emphasis on the first four Summer Olympic games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics continues unabated, this book’s incisive and timely assessment of the Games’ development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading not only for urban and sports historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the relationship between cities and culture, but for anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events.

Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2011 Edition

Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2011 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 146496551X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 821
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Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and Technology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 4

The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 4

Tragedy and Hope - From the Sichuan Earthquake to the Olympics

  • Author: Dongping Yang
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004182411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 367
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The fourth volume of the China Environment Yearbook is essential for studying issues affecting China’s environment from the viewpoint of civil society, policy, and analysis in 2008, including: the Sichuan Earthquake, a worsening global economic crisis, and public interest litigation.

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

  • Author: J A Mangan,Mark Dyreson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317966627
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 9680
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For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the media, the interest of the public and the energies of nation-states. Since then, projected by television, funded by global capital and fattened by the desires of nations to garner international prestige, the Olympics have grown to gargantuan dimensions. In the course of its epic history, the Olympics have left numerous legacies, from unforgettable feats to monumental stadiums, from shining triumphs to searing tragedies, from the dazzling debuts on the world's stage of new cities and nations to notorious campaigns of national propaganda. The Olympics represent an essential component of modern global history. The Olympic movement itself has, since the 1990s, recognized and sought to shape its numerous legacies with mixed success as this book makes clear. It offers ground-breaking analyses of the power of Olympic legacies, positive and negative, and surveys the subject from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008, and indeed beyond. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Olympic Cities

Olympic Cities

2012 and the Remaking of London

  • Author: Gavin Poynter,Iain MacRury
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754671008
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 333
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Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of London's hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a means to promote urban regeneration and social renewal in East London and the Thames

Inside the Olympic Industry

Inside the Olympic Industry

Power, Politics, and Activism

  • Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791491579
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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Analysis from the perspective of those adversely affected by the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.

Encoding the Olympics

Encoding the Olympics

The Beijing Olympic Games and the Communication Impact Worldwide

  • Author: Luo Qing,Giuseppe Richeri
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113574744X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 484
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Encoding the Olympics assembles a uniquely representative international team of media experts to provide a comprehensive review of the global impact of media and cultural communications associated with the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Commissioned by the IOC, this pioneering comparative study – the largest in Olympic Games research –provides a ground-breaking, panoramic, cross-cultural perspective on media responses to the leading sports event of the modern world. The representative team that undertook the study includes media commentators and political analysts, sport and media journalists, Sinologists and observers of the Asian Pacific Rim, academics in Olympic Studies and media and communication studies, scholars of the cultural and sociology studies of sport and festival and events managers. Encoding the Olympics provides a unique, encyclopaedic study that will serve as a versatile resource at several levels – as a textbook or source reference for academic institutions, media public relations agencies that facilitate the work of inter-cultural exchange organisations, and international communication departments of multinational enterprises and international NGOs. This volume analyses global media responses to a mega-sport event on a scale never before attempted. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

  • Author: Wolfgang Maennig,Andrew S. Zimbalist
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857930273
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 625
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From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy? Compiled and edited by two internationally renowned sports economists, the expert contributions elaborate on the specific mechanisms of the bid processes, analyse the determining factors of winning bids, and illustrate how to construct future bid campaigns. Underpinned by case studies from four continents and by theoretical considerations, the reasons for seemingly systemic cost overruns are explored and analysed, as are the effects on national and regional employment and income, property values, non-traditional economic variables (such as psychological and marketing benefits) and urban branding and transformation. The Handbook also reflects on important elements of design of the games in order to better plan, prepare and allocate resources – including, for example, sustainability issues and the use of campaigns to secure positive perceptions. This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the financing and economic impact of mega sporting events, as well as a full discussion of how host cities can maximize the benefits from their experience. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for academics, students, researchers and policymakers with an interest in economics and public sector economics generally, and more specifically, in the economics of sport.

Events and the Environment

Events and the Environment

  • Author: Robert Case
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415605954
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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This is the first book to provide a thorough exploration of the multi-dimensional relationships between events and the environment. It achieves this by not only critically evaluating the positive and negative impacts on the environment but also by reviewing the ways the events industry uses the environment as a resource and how the environment helps to shape events. It traces the evolution of the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development and the implementation of environmental legislation. It offers insights into how sustainable measurement practices can be incorporated into the planning, management and monitoring of events and concludes by reflecting on some of the future environmental issues that still need to be resolved within the industry. It illustrates these ideas with a wide range of case studies at a variety of scales and geographical locations on all the earth ́ђةs continents. To encourage reflection on the principal themes and promote critical thinking, there are discussion questions and links to further reading in each chapter.

Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

  • Author: Adrian C. Pitts,Hanwen Liao
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 238
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With appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability. This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by learning from the lessons of the past and by taking account of the latest developments. It offers an assessment tool that can be tailored to individual circumstances – a tool which emerges from the analysis of previous summer games host cities and from techniques in environmental analysis and assessment.

Sport Policy and Development

Sport Policy and Development

An Introduction

  • Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134139128
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
  • View: 7188
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Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

Sex, Power and the Games

Sex, Power and the Games

  • Author: K. Woodward
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113702304X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 205
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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and at what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.