This volume offers a distinctive and timely comparative analysis of the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events throughout the world.
A collection by leading international scholars examining sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.
Analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events.
Explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities.
Focuses on both advanced and developing cities throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, and South Africa.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 12 mm
"Issues and concerns--globalization, urbanism, security, public policy, the media, economic impact--are well referenced. This book will serve those interested in how sport intersects with cultural studies, economics, and sociology worldwide... Recommended."