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Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies

Globalization, Environment, Resistance

  • Graeme Hayes
  • John Karamichas

Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Sports Mega-Events, Sustainable Development and Civil Societies

  3. Sports Mega-Events, Citizenship, and Civil Society

  4. Mega-Events, Environmental Impacts and Sustainable Development

  5. Constructing Civic Resistances to Mega-Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Egidio Dansero, Barbara Del Corpo, Alfredo Mela, Irene Ropolo
      Pages 195-218
    3. David Whitson
      Pages 219-235
    4. Xavier Renou
      Pages 236-246
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 262-292

About this book


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.


China environment globalization Nation politics sports sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme Hayes
    • 1
  • John Karamichas
    • 2
  1. 1.Aston UniversityUK
  2. 2.Queen’s University BelfastUK

About the editors

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 Turin, Italy HUGH DAUNCEY Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK BARBARA DEL CORPO Graduate in International Relations of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin, Italy and is a collaborator with the University's OMERO (Olympics and Mega Events Research Observatory) group LUDOVICO FERRAGUTO Research Fellow at Rome-based I-COM, Italy JOHN HORNE Professor of Sport and Sociology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK ALFREDO MELA Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy ARTHUR P. J. MOL Professor in Environmental Policy at Wageningen University, The Netherlands JEAN-FRANCOIS POLO Lecturer in Political Science at IEP Rennes, France XAVIER RENOU Activist and researcher. He is the founder of Les Désobéissants, an informal network of activists, based in France IRENE ROPOLO Collaborator with the University of Turin's OMERO (Olympics and Mega Events Research Observatory) group DAVID WHITSON Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada LEI ZHANG Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy Research Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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