Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-Events on Local Politics
Matthew J. Burbank, Gregory Andranovich, Charles H. Heying,
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001, ISBN: 978-1-55587-991-4, pb
Investigating local politics in three U.S. cities - Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City - as they vied for the role of Olympic host, this book provides a narrative of the evolving political economy of modern mega-events.
..our concern is with the impact that mega-events have on the politics of American cities. We address the broad issue of how these events affect the governance of host cities by focussing on four questions:
- How and why do cities seek to host mega-events ?
- How are policy decisions concerning mega-events made ?
- What are the outcomes of hosting a mega-event ?
- What can the conduct of mega-events tell us about urban politics generally ?
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Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 21/02/2008 - 11:11.