Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order

  title={Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order},
  author={Richard S. Gruneau and John David Horne},
Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international recognition and exercise a form of 'soft power.' However, there has also been on-going controversy about the value, impact and legacy of global mega events in these cities and nations. This book provides a… Expand
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