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Beijing Olympiad
By Paul Close

The Beijing Olympiad

The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event

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Beijing Olympiad by Paul Close

Book Description

The stage is set for the Beijing Olympiad to be the greatest mega-event, sporting or otherwise, in history. Still, the issues taxing many minds include whether the Beijing Games will be successful; whether they will be wrought with and wrecked by troubles; and who they will benefit. What value will the 2008 Games be to the people of China? Will they mainly serve the purposes of the dominant political, economic and cultural groups at and between the local, regional and global levels of modern social life? The Beijing Olympiad examines these among other questions, providing a range of original insights of interest to an array of scholars, researchers and students from Sports Studies to Sociology, Politics, Economics, International Relations and Legal Studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415357012
ISBN-10: 0415357012
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Beijing Olympiad by Paul Close Beijing Olympiad, Hardback (November 2006)

Examines what value the 2008 Games will be to the people of China. This book asks if they will serve the purposes of the dominant political, economic and cultural groups at and between the local, regional and global levels of modern social life.

State and Caring by Paul Close State and Caring, Hardback (May 1992)

A set of essays critically assessing aspects of the state's involvement in caring in modern societies, with particular reference to Britain, Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Paul Close is also the editor of "Family and Economy in Modern Society".

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Author Biography - Paul Close

Paul Close is Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. David Askew is Associate Professor of Law and Xu Xin is Associate Professor of International Relations, both at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

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