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Author Karamichas, John, 1975-

Title The Olympic Games and the environment / John Karamichas
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series Global culture and sport
Global culture and sport.
Contents Introduction -- Olympic Games: A Quintessentially Modern Project -- The Environmental Issue: Opposing Development and Progress -- Environmental Concern and Environmental Sociology: Parallel Developments -- Reflexive Modernisation: Connecting the Environment with Modernity and Modernisation -- Olympic Games and the Environment -- Olympic Games and Ecological Modernisation: Three Case Studies (Sydney, Athens, Beijing) -- London 2012: Evaluating the Prospects -- Concluding Remarks
Summary Nowadays, sports Mega-events - with the Olympic Games leading the way ₆ go to immense effort to showcase their environmental credentials. With that in mind, this book compares and contrasts the environmental credentials of four Olympic Host cities starting with Sydney 2000, the host of the first Green Summer Olympics, and culminating with London 2012. Setting out a comparative cross-national study that makes extensive use of perspectives offered by environmental sociology, this book showcases the scientific analytical vigour of this sociological sub-discipline. Since in most cases, the linkages between hosting the Games and the environment that are made by the general public and policy-makers are mostly in relation to the regeneration of the host city, this book engages with this type of environmental related contributions that can be made by Olympic Games hosting. Yet, inspired by the emphasis that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gives on the environmental impact and legacy of Games in terms of the Ecological Modernization (EM) perspective, the book engages with the potential imbued by Olympic Games hosting for the EM of the host nation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-230) and index
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Subject Environmental impact analysis -- Case studies.
Hosting of sporting events -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies.
Olympics -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012462989
ISBN 0230228615 (hbk.)
1137297476 (electronic bk.)
1299916791 (ebk)
9780230228610 (hbk.)
9781137297471 (electronic bk.)
9781299916791 (ebk)