One of the questions that sprang to mind as I organized this introduction was related to the people who will decide to purchase this book. I realized that, unless the book was to be shelved alongside other books in the social sciences, prospective readers would be unlikely to guess the disciplinary approach adopted here. Even if it were shelved in such a unit, readers might still be surprised by its two themes: the Olympics and the environment. When people think and talk about sport events of great magnitude like the Olympic Games, they tend to think of their environmental dimension in highly restricted ways that don’t move beyond the beautification and restructuring of the Olympic host city.
KeywordsHost Nation Olympic Game International Olympic Committee Ecological Modernization Host City
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