Glasgow 2014, the media and Scottish politics: The (post)imperial symbolism of the Commonwealth Games

  title={Glasgow 2014, the media and Scottish politics: The (post)imperial symbolism of the Commonwealth Games},
  author={Stuart Whigham and Jack Black},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={360 - 378}
  • Stuart Whigham, J. Black
  • Published 19 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
This article critically examines print media discourses regarding the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The forthcoming analysis examines the political symbolism of the Commonwealth Games with regard to the interlinkages between the British Empire, sport and the global political status of the United Kingdom. The article gives specific consideration to the United Kingdom’s declining global power as well as the interconnections between the 2014 Games and the Scottish independence referendum… 
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