Mega Event Planning
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Entering the Global Arena

Emerging States, Soft Power Strategies and Sports Mega-Events

Authors: Grix, Jonathan, Brannagan, Paul Michael, Lee, Donna

  • First book to draw together the infancy of published work on sports events and emerging states
  • Situates the debate within key, mainstream literature in contemporary international relations, sociology, political science and sports studies
  • Offers readers a truly global comparison (drawing on evidence from South America, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East)
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About this book

Set against a backdrop of concerns about the potential break-up or radical change to the global world order, this volume sets out to investigate the use of sports mega-events by a number of emerging states.
Sports mega-events, it is argued, can be understood as a key component in states’ ‘soft power’ strategies, that is, their attempts to showcase their nations on the international stage, increase their power relative to others via non-coercive means and to increase trade and tourism. Many studies on soft power simply cite the concept’s founder (Joseph Nye) and make little attempt at unpicking the mechanisms behind its creation. This volume does this by shining a light on emerging economies and by putting forward a soft power ‘ideal type’ to aid researchers in understanding the strategies employed by states in advancing their interests.

About the authors

Jonathan Grix is Professor of Sport Policy and Head of the Sport Policy Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on sport politics, sports policy and the politics of sports mega-events. Jonathan is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sport Politics and Policy.  
Paul Brannagan is a Political Sociologist, specializing in the study of sport. His research focuses on the use of mega-events by national governments for achieving political, economic, social and cultural objectives. Paul has published in some of the leading politics and leisure journals, including Leisure Studies, Global Society and International Affairs
Donna Lee is Professor of Political Economy and Head of the Department of Economics, Policy and International Business at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has published widely on political economy and diplomacy and is the co-editor of the Palgrave Diplomacy & International Relations monograph series.

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7952-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7951-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entering the Global Arena
Book Subtitle
Emerging States, Soft Power Strategies and Sports Mega-Events
Authors
Series Title
Mega Event Planning
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7952-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7952-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7951-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 119
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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