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Support for and resistance against large stadia: the role of lifestyle and other socio-economic factors

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M., Maennig, Wolfgang and Ölschläger, Michaela (2012) Support for and resistance against large stadia: the role of lifestyle and other socio-economic factors. In: Maennig, Wolfgang, Zimbalist, Andrew and Woods, Robert A., (eds.) International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 279-294. ISBN 9780857930262

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From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands of people, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy?

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Additional Information: © 2012 Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:05

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