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Title: Governance of the London 2012 Olympic Games legacy
Authors: Girginov, V
Keywords: Governance;Legacy;Olympic Games;Policy analysis;Sustainable sports development
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 47(5), 543 - 558, 2012
Abstract: This study addresses the governance of the London 2012 Olympics legacy. It presents legacy not as a retrospective but a prospective concept concerned with shaping the future through interactions between the state, market and society. This entails designing systems of governance to guide and steer collective actions towards a consensus amongst various parties concerned. Four modes of governance and a range of policy instruments were examined in the delivery of sustainable London Olympics sport legacy including coercive, voluntarism, targeting and framework regulation. The British government actively created a new policy space and promoted institutional conduct consistent with its legacy visions. The current global legacy framework is lacking the governance dimension and its logic needs to be reconsidered. A meaningful sport legacy requires not top-down approaches but locally informed strategies supported by a developmental design of the Olympic Games informed by sustainable principles.
Description: © The Author(s) 2011. This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below.
ISSN: 1012-6902
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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