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

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