The Olympic Games and the Environment

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ISBN-13:
9781137297471
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
242
Autor:
J. Karamichas
Serie:
Global Culture and Sport Series
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also sets out projections for the environmental legacy of London 2012.
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
This book examines the environmental credentials of Olympic Host cities and the opportunities afforded by hosting the Games towards the ecological modernization of the host nation by using perspectives offered by environmental sociology. It also sets out projections for the environmental legacy of London 2012.

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