How mega-events capture their hosts: event seizure and the World Cup 2018 in Russia

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serval:BIB_9CBE5DA43C53
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
How mega-events capture their hosts: event seizure and the World Cup 2018 in Russia
Périodique
Urban Geography
Auteur(s)
Müller M.
ISSN
0272-3638 (Print)
1938-2847 (Online)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Volume
38
Numéro
8
Pages
1113-1132
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper develops the notion of “event seizure” to better understand how mega-events, and the elites associated with them, take possession of host cities and societies—of development plans, funds and legislation—and impose their priorities on cities and citizens. It illustrates how event seizure plays out in the preparations for the Football World Cup 2018 in Russia, which is on course to become the most expensive World Cup ever with a total cost of about USD 20 billion. Drawing on government and FIFA documents, public statements from authorities and officials, and media coverage, the paper examines three different dimensions of event seizure. First, infrastructural seizure, where event-related infrastructure, particularly sports venues, crowd out infrastructure that serves wider urban needs. Second, financial seizure, where a close circle of political and business elites benefits from state funding, while the public underwrites cost overruns. Third and last, legal seizure, where the event introduces exceptional legislation, infringing citizen rights and compromising due oversight of event preparations.
Mots-clé
mega-events, Russia, post-Soviet, Global East, World Cup
Open Access
Oui
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07/09/2017 12:51
Dernière modification de la notice
08/05/2019 22:43
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