Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban qmega eventsq to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international recognition and exercise a form of 'soft power.' However, there has also been on-going controversy about the value, impact and legacy of global mega events in these cities and nations. This book provides a critical examination of the ambition for spectacle that has emerged across the East and Global South. The chapters explore the theoretical and conceptual issues associated with mega-events and new forms of globalization, from the critical political economy of mega-events in a changing world order to the contested social and economic legacies of mega-events and the widespread opposition that increasingly accompanies these events. The book also explores questions of urban development and governance, the role of new communications technologies in global economic expansion, the high security State, and the growing global influence of international non-governmental organizations. This book offers a rich collection of original theoretical contributions and global case studies from leading international scholars from the social sciences and humanities. It offers a fresh and unique interdisciplinary perspective that synthesizes cutting edge research on mega-events and urban spectacles while simultaneously contributing to a broader understanding of the dynamics of global capitalism and international political power in the early twenty first century.... 174; privatization 173a4; removals 173a4 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016 36, 69a73, 97a108, 119, 122a3 Robertson, ... Dilma 73, 108 rugby World Cup 1995 81 Rule 50, Olympic Charter 135a6 rural inmigration, China 10 Russia: antigay laws ... 132a3 Russia World Cup 2018 150a2 Said, Edward 158 sales industry 50 Salvador 174a6 Samsung 212 Sanchez, ... 213 services, and experiences 208 Shanghai Manual 4 Shanghai World Expo 2010 3a4, 7 aShock of Ordera initiative.
|Title||:||Mega-Events and Globalization|
|Author||:||Richard Gruneau, John Horne|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-10-05|