More Than Sport: Soft Power and Potemkinism in the 2018 Men's Football World Cup in Russia

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Title
More Than Sport: Soft Power and Potemkinism in the 2018 Men's Football World Cup in Russia
Author(s)
Wolfe Sven Daniel
Publisher
LIT VERLAG
ISBN
978-3-643-80370-2
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Language
english
Abstract
This book explores the 2018 Men's Football World Cup in Russia through a comparison of the host cities of Ekaterinburg and Volgograd - two major but peripheral cities little discussed outside of Russia. It unpacks the World Cup at multiple scales of analysis, from global political economic processes, Russian national state spatial strategies, uneven municipal developments, the creation and distribution of soft power narratives to the domestic audience, and varieties of adoption or refusal of those narratives among host city residents. In so doing, the book offers a light and revisable framework for understanding mega-events regardless of national context.
Keywords
mega-events, Russia, World Cup, geopolitics, urban development
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