The Employment Legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games

The Employment Legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games
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Author: Niloufar Vadiati
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9789811505980
Release: 2019-11-21
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012
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Author: Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Pages: 146
ISBN: 021555406X
Release: 2010-04-12
Editor: The Stationery Office

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Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 : Legacy, oral and written Evidence

Career Legacy of London Olympic Games Among Local East Londoner

Career Legacy of London Olympic Games Among Local East Londoner
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Author: Niloufar Vadiati
Pages: 7
ISBN: OCLC:1237578835
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

London 2012 and the Post Olympics City

London 2012 and the Post Olympics City
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Author: Phil Cohen,Paul Watt
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781137489470
Release: 2017-09-20
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Olympic Housing
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Author: Penny Bernstock
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781317085904
Release: 2016-05-13
Editor: Routledge

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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

The Olympic Legacy
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Author: Alan Tomlinson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781317379133
Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Equality Inequalities and Diversity

Equality  Inequalities and Diversity
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Author: Geraldine Healy,Mike Noon,Gill Kirton
Pages: 306
ISBN: NWU:35556041403239
Release: 2011
Editor: Red Globe Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

After the Gold Rush

After the Gold Rush
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Author: Anthony Vigor,Melissa Mean,Charlie Tims
Pages: 167
ISBN: UOM:39015079245836
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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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.

The Olympic Legacy

The Olympic Legacy
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Author: Alan Tomlinson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781317379126
Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games
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Author: Press Association Sport,Sebastian Coe
Pages: 127
ISBN: 1847329241
Release: 2012
Editor: Carlton Books Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210021731102
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Olympic Cities 2012 and the Remaking of London

Olympic Cities  2012 and the Remaking of London
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Author: Iain MacRury
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781351913966
Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Report together with formal minutes

London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games  Report  together with formal minutes
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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Culture, Media, and Sport Committee
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C086529836
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

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Olympic Legacy

Olympic Legacy
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 72
ISBN: OCLC:1022985814
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

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Policing the 2012 London Olympics

Policing the 2012 London Olympics
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Author: Gary Armstrong,Richard Giulianotti,Dick Hobbs
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781317747024
Release: 2016-06-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Olympic Exclusions

Olympic Exclusions
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Author: Jacqueline Kennelly
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781317337010
Release: 2016-06-10
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy
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Author: Richard Holt,Dino Ruta
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781136477584
Release: 2015-03-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

House of Lords Select Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Keeping the Flame Alive the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy HL 78

House of Lords   Select Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy  Keeping the Flame Alive  the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy   HL 78
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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy
Pages: 113
ISBN: 0108551490
Release: 2013-11-18
Editor: The Stationery Office

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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.

Local growth

Local growth
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Author: Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,Great BritainDepartment for Business, Innovation & Skills
Pages: 52
ISBN: 0101796129
Release: 2010-10-28
Editor: The Stationery Office

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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.

Has Hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games Changed the German Perception of Britain

Has Hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games Changed the German Perception of Britain
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Author: Stefanie Stritt
Pages: 59
ISBN: 9783346226815
Release: 2020-08-17
Editor: GRIN Verlag

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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.