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Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City [electronic resource] : Reconfiguring London for 2012 and Beyond.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780754679455Publication details: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780754698845
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No title; Print version:: Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City : Reconfiguring London for 2012 and BeyondDDC classification:
  • 796.480684
LOC classification:
  • GV722 2012S43 2010
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Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Sustaining and Securing the Olympic City; PART I: 2012 in Context; 1 Secure Regeneration and the Olympics; 2 Olympic Impacts: A Safe and Secure Games; 3 The East End and London 2012; 4 The Book of Olympic Promises; Part II: Supplying 2012 Security; 5 Olympic Architectures of Safety and Security; 6 Policing the Olympic Dream; 7 Tracking the Field: Technologies of Control; 8 Power and Resistance: Contesting London 2012; PART III: Conclusions; 9 Conclusions: Towards 2012 and Beyond
ReferencesIndex;
Summary: Often seen as host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book considers whether utopian visions of legacy can be sustained given the demands of providing a global securitised event on the magnitude of the modern Olympics.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Sustaining and Securing the Olympic City; PART I: 2012 in Context; 1 Secure Regeneration and the Olympics; 2 Olympic Impacts: A Safe and Secure Games; 3 The East End and London 2012; 4 The Book of Olympic Promises; Part II: Supplying 2012 Security; 5 Olympic Architectures of Safety and Security; 6 Policing the Olympic Dream; 7 Tracking the Field: Technologies of Control; 8 Power and Resistance: Contesting London 2012; PART III: Conclusions; 9 Conclusions: Towards 2012 and Beyond

ReferencesIndex;

Often seen as host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book considers whether utopian visions of legacy can be sustained given the demands of providing a global securitised event on the magnitude of the modern Olympics.