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Title The Employment Legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games
Author Niloufar Vadiati
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-11-21
Category Social Science
Total Pages 139
ISBN 9789811505980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a detailed account of the employment promises made to local East Londoners when the Summer Olympic Games 2012 were awarded to London, as well as an examination of how those promises had morphed into the Olympic Labor market jamboree from which local communities were excluded. Regarding the global job market of London, this study provides a nuanced empirical view on how the world’s biggest mega event was experienced and endured in terms employment by its immediate hosts, in one of the UK’s poorest, most ethnically complex, and transient areas. The data has been collected through ethnographic observation and interviews with local residents, and expert interviews with the Olympic delivery professionals. Using Bourdieusian theory of contested capital, the findings provide an important bearing on the reproduction of inequality in the local labor markets of Olympic host cities.

Title Career Legacy of London Olympic Games Among Local East Londoner
Author Niloufar Vadiati
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category
Total Pages 7
ISBN OCLC:1237578835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The notion that the 2012 Olympic Games would act as a panacea for East Londoners' employment problems was one of the central rhetoric of London 2012 legacy. However, the local voices in East London that echoed around Summer Olympic Games 2012 have strongly rejected this view of beneficiary legacy. In addition to the shortcomings of Olympic employment programmes, the empirical part of this research, including participatory observation and on-site interviews, also revealed a strong act of avoidance of locals from pursuing Olympic jobs. Thus, the objective of this paper is to understand first the disappointment of local East Londoners toward the Olympic jobs, and then examine the causality behind their avoidance. The approach of this paper is rooted in the amalgamation of attitudes, qualifications, job values and features of the local labour market.

Olympic Games And Paralympic Games 2012 by Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Title Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012
Author Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Publisher The Stationery Office
Release Date 2010-04-12
Category
Total Pages 146
ISBN 021555406X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 : Legacy, oral and written Evidence

Title London 2012 and the Post Olympics City
Author Phil Cohen
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-09-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 460
ISBN 9781137489470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book brings together a body of new research which looks both backwards and forwards to consider how far the London 2012 Olympic legacy has been delivered and how far it has been a hollow promise. Cohen and Watt consider the lessons that can be learnt from the London experience and aptly apply them other host cities, specifically Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The Olympics are often described as a ‘mega-event’ in a way that assumes the host cities have no other existence outside, before or beyond the contexts imposed by the Games themselves. In terms of regeneration, the London 2012 Olympics promised to trigger a mega-regeneration project that was different to what had come before. This time the mistakes of other large-scale projects like London Docklands and Canary Wharf would be put right: top-down planning would be replaced by civic participation, communication and ‘the local’. This edited collection questions how far the 2012 London legacy really is different. In so doing, it brings fresh evidence, original insights and new perspectives to bear on the post-Olympics debate. A detailed and well-researched study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban geography, sociology, urban planning, and sports studies.

Olympic Housing by Penny Bernstock

Title Olympic Housing
Author Penny Bernstock
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-05-13
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781317085904
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the distinguishing characteristics of London's bid to host the games was its commitment to legacy where it was argued that ’the legacy would lead to the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there’. This book adopts a critical approach to the concept of 'legacy' focussing specifically on housing. It argues there will be a range of both intended and unintended legacy outcomes and an urgent need for revised strategies if those original objectives are to be achieved. The concept of legacy is explored in a number of ways, including an overview of housing legacy in other host cities; the experiences and perspectives of those residents decanted to make way for the Olympic Park; a critical review of legacy plans; a detailed analysis of the conversion of the Athletes’ Village into housing; and a case study of the emerging area ’Stratford High Street’, which explores issues of social class change and the limitation of planning policies. Whilst taking housing as its focus, this book adopts a sociological perspective by exploring the likelihood of social class change in order to draw conclusions about 'gentrification', 'social polarisation' and the extent to which 'social inclusion' is reflected in housing legacies.

The Olympic Legacy by Alan Tomlinson

Title The Olympic Legacy
Author Alan Tomlinson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781317379126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the Beijing, Vancouver, Athens, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, it identifies the recurrent rhetoric that has characterised the legacy debate, alongside the harsh realities that contradict many legacies and aspirations. Fifteen researchers from six countries contribute a range of critical analytical studies which explore macro-perspectives on the shifting political economy symbolized at Beijing or in an over-reaching Greece, the soft power benefits perceived by the Rio 2016 organizers, the anthropological study of neighbourhood spaces threatened by corporate branding, and the apparatus of surveillance surrounding an Olympic Games. The symbolic importance of the Games is also captured in studies of volunteer motivations, labour and work initiatives, and the introduction of women’s boxing at London 2012. In a comprehensive overview, Alan Tomlinson illuminates the rhetoric of successive Olympic cycles and the rise to prominence of the legacy question in that debate. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.

After The Gold Rush by Anthony Vigor

Title After the Gold Rush
Author Anthony Vigor
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Civic improvement
Total Pages 167
ISBN UOM:39015079245836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Olympic Games always generates a great deal of enthusiasm and expectation. Hosting the greatest show on earth is seen by some as a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide new infrastructure and deliver benefits to local residents and communities. Those organising the London 2012 bid are no different, claiming a Games would deliver a legacy of new sporting facilities, thousands of new jobs, new businesses, a step-change in the nation s physical activity and ultimately a transformation of the East End of London. But an analysis of past Games reveals that there is no automatic Olympic dividend, with the benefits often failing to flow to the people and places most in need. What is clear is that those cities that have secured a more sustainable legacy, have embedded the Olympics within a broader urban strategy. The challenge for London is to integrate the preparation for and hosting of the Games into a broader social policy agenda from the outset. The contributors to this report analyse the challenges facing the organisers and offer a practical vision for a London Games which brings a sustainable legacy for employment, sport, culture, the environment and local communities.

Title Equality Inequalities and Diversity
Author Geraldine Healy
Publisher Red Globe Press
Release Date 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 306
ISBN NWU:35556041403239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An authoritative and in-depth critical analysis of equality, inequality and diversity in organisations. Using international examples it explores contemporary concepts and debates based on original research in a number of fields and sectors.

London 2012 Olympic Games by Press Association Sport

Title London 2012 Olympic Games
Author Press Association Sport
Publisher Carlton Books Limited
Release Date 2012
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 127
ISBN 1847329241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Whether you're watching from a roaring London stadium or from the comfort of your living room, get the most out of your 2012 Olympic experience with this official illustrated guide to the world's greatest sporting event. Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of the star athletes and their prospects, "The Official Book" features a guide to each of the sports and venues, a brief history of the Games, and a timetable of all events so you won't miss a single moment.

Olympic Legacy by Anonim

Title Olympic Legacy
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category
Total Pages 72
ISBN OCLC:1022985814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Olympic Cities 2012 and the Remaking of London
Author Iain MacRury
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-03-02
Category Political Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781351913966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of a sporting mega-event in promoting urban regeneration and social renewal. Comparing cities that have or will be hosting the event, it explores the political economy of the games and the changing role of the state in creating post-industrial metropolitan spaces. It evaluates the changing perceptions of the Olympic Games and the role of sport in the global media age in general and assesses the implication of 'mega-event' regeneration policies for local communities and their cultural, social and economic identities, with specific reference to east London and the Thames Gateway.

Olympic Exclusions by Jacqueline Kennelly

Title Olympic Exclusions
Author Jacqueline Kennelly
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-06-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781317337010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do they fall victim to increased policing and evaporating social assistance? This book answers these questions through an original ethnographic study of young people living in the shadow of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Setting qualitative research alongside critical analysis of policy documents, bidding reports and media accounts, this study explores the tension between promises made and lived reality. Its eight chapters offer a rich and complex account of marginalized young people’s experiences as they navigate the possibilities and contradictions of living in an Olympic host city. Their stories illustrate the limits to the promises made by Olympic bidding and organizing committees and raise important questions about the ethics of public funding for such mega‐events. This book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Olympics, sport and social exclusion, and sport and politics, as well as for those working in the fields of youth studies, social policy and urban studies.

House Of Lords Select Committee On The Olympic And Paralympic Legacy Keeping The Flame Alive The Olympic And Paralympic Legacy Hl 78 by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy

Title House of Lords Select Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Keeping the Flame Alive the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy HL 78
Author Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy
Publisher The Stationery Office
Release Date 2013-11-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 113
ISBN 0108551490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the Games, the same political impetus and agreed deadlines no longer exist and many aspects of legacy are in danger of faltering, whilst some have fallen by the wayside. There is confusion on the timeframes and targets involved in delivery and a lack of clear ownership of legacy as a whole. The committee recommends that a minister be given overall responsibility for the Olympic legacy, enabling greater co-ordination across Whitehall departments. It also believes the Mayor of London should be given control over further development of east London and the Olympic Park in Stratford. There is also a warning over the geographic disparity in the economic benefits stemming from the Games. While London and the south-east of England benefited with nearly 15,000 additional jobs, just seven were created in the North East. London 2012 may have promised to "inspire a generation" but the committee says it found "little evidence [of a] step change" in sports participation levels across the UK. UK Sport, the body that invests approximately £100m in high-performance athletes and teams each year and decides funding levels for Olympic and Paralympic sports, is also criticised. The committee believes not enough is being done by UK Sport to help both team and emerging sports. The 'no compromise' approach of UK Sport has delivered medals for Team GB and has clearly improved top-end importance. This approach, however, has an inherent bias against team sports, and fails to help emerging sports, some of which, such as handball and volleyball, generated real enthusiasm at London 2012.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Title Parliamentary Debates Hansard
Author Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Great Britain
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCR:31210021731102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Title Policing the 2012 London Olympics
Author Gary Armstrong
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-06-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9781317747024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions are experienced directly by local host communities and publics. This ethnography examines the everyday policing of the London Borough of Newham in relation to the London 2012 Olympics. It explains how police defined, monitored, prioritized, contained and investigated ‘Olympic-related’ crime, and how ‘Olympic-related’ policing connected to the policing of Newham. The authors examine how the threat of terrorism impacted on the everyday policing of the 2012 Olympics, as well as the exaggeration of other threats to the Games – such as youth gangs – for political reasons. The book also explores local resistance to Olympic policing, and the legacy of the Games with regard to policing, local housing, demographics and social exclusion. Discussing the lessons that can be learned for the future staging of sporting mega-events, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in sport, policing, crime and criminology, mega-events, event management, urban studies, global studies and sociology.

London 2012 Olympic Games And Paralympic Games Report Together With Formal Minutes by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Culture, Media, and Sport Committee

Title London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Report together with formal minutes
Author Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Culture, Media, and Sport Committee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Olympic Games
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCBK:C086529836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Living with London s Olympics
Author I. Lindsay
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2014-11-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9781137453211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The quadrennial summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world's biggest single-city cultural event. This mega-event attracts a live audience of millions, a television audience of billions, and generates incredible scrutiny before, during, and after each installment. This is due to the fact that underpinning the 17 days of spectacular sporting events is approximately a decade worth of planning, preparing, and politicking. It is during this decade that prospective host cities must plan and win their bids before embarking upon seven years of urban upheaval and social transformation in order to stage the world's premier sporting event. This book draws on seven years of ethnographic inquiry around the London 2012 Olympics and contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery. Lindsay argues that in its current iteration the twin notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and Olympic delivery benefits for hosting communities are largely incompatible.

Local Growth by Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Title Local growth
Author Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Publisher The Stationery Office
Release Date 2010-10-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 52
ISBN 0101796129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a white paper on local economic growth, moving power away from central government to local communities, citizens and independent providers. The Government aims to create a fairer and more balanced economy, one that is not so dependent on a narrow range of economic sectors, is driven by private sector growth and has new business opportunities that are more evenly balanced across the country and between industries.This paper sets out how the Government will put businesses and local communities in charge of their own futures, give greater incentives for local growth and change the way central government supports and maintains growth. There will be investment in a 1.4 billion pound Regional Growth Fund over the next three years which will help areas that depend too heavily on the public sector for jobs, helping create more sustainable private sector employment. This Fund has been designed to reflect the views put to the consultation that took place over the summer. The changes in the paper are part of the Government's new approach of decentralisation, creating local enterprise partnerships bringing together business and civic leaders to set the strategy and take the decisions that will allow their area to prosper. Looking at reforming the planning system will also be part of this making it easier for local areas to benefit from the proceeds of development. And the creation of more directly elected mayors will foster growth by giving more power to local areas so decision making will be more accountable and responsive to local economic conditions.

Title Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy
Author Richard Holt
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-03-02
Category Architecture
Total Pages 374
ISBN 9781136477584
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host city? The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of ‘legacy’. It offers a rigorous, innovative and comparative insight into this contested concept from interdisciplinary and practical perspectives. Major events must now have a conscious, credible and defined policy for legacy to meet public expectations. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the various kinds of legacy that can be delivered, as well as a close examination of the potential benefits and practical challenges involved in each. From ‘hard’ legacies, such as stadia and infrastructure, to ‘soft’ legacies including skill development, attitude change and capacity building, the book offers both a historical case study and an innovative strategic management approach, and establishes the limits of what can realistically be achieved in terms of economic, social, cultural, physical and sporting development. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy includes contributions from world leading scholars and practitioners and features detailed case studies of major sports events from around the world, including the FIFA World Cup and ten Olympics Games from London in 1908 to London 2012. It is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, events management, human geography, economics or planning, and an essential reference for any professional engaged in delivering legacy through sport.

Title Has Hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games Changed the German Perception of Britain
Author Stefanie Stritt
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2020-08-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 59
ISBN 9783346226815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International relations, grade: 1,8, University of Brighton, language: English, abstract: This dissertation aims to examine the methods and theories created to guide the concept of nation reputation through the host of the 2012 Olympic Games. To further to explore the German people’s awareness of the UK after the 2012 Olympic Games and whether or not the Game has changed the perception by interviewing six sport and Olympic interested German people. It is identified that German people already had an overall positive view of the United Kingdom. The opening ceremony has been the most watched part of the Games and the atmosphere combined the perception about the Britain's and the "Queen" and "James Bond" was the most associated attraction with the Olympic Games. The most relevant source to inform the German people was identified as Newspaper, Television and Social Media. Nevertheless, a glimpse expressed negative images of Britain. The majority of the Interviewees were not able to identify whether the Olympic Games worked well. At least half of the interviewees expressed a general disagreement with a possible alternation of their perception of Britain due to positive media coverage during the 2012 London Olympic Games.