Neoliberalism and sports mega-events

Michael Silk

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Abstract

Within this chapter, I discuss how hosting SMEs is inextricably bound with a series of processes related to the reconstitution of "spectacular urban space" (Harvey 2001: 92) under the political and economic rationalities of neoliberalism. In so doing, I focus on how SMEs are intricately related to the dictates of the neoliberal context; pointing to three lines of inquiry that appear endemic to the neoliberal sports mega-event - space, spectacle and securitization. The discussion suggests that while SMEs under the rubrics of neoliberalism, may well produce scrubbed (albeit ephemeral) spaces of consumption, gentrification and offer unquestioned belonging, the darker side reveals a soft-surveillance embedded within SMEs and a culture of governance/fear ingrained in their architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Cases
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages50-60
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781137371188
ISBN (Print)9781137371171
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2014

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neoliberalism
Sports
gentrification
event
rationality
surveillance
governance
anxiety
economics
Mega-events
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Neoliberalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Silk, M. (2014). Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. In Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases (pp. 50-60). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137371188

Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. / Silk, Michael.

Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. p. 50-60.

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Silk, M 2014, Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. in Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 50-60. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137371188
Silk M. Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. In Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. p. 50-60 https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137371188
Silk, Michael. / Neoliberalism and sports mega-events. Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. pp. 50-60
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