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  • Watching the Olympicsby John Sugden; Alan Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, this book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. No other book has ever offered closer scrutiny of the inner workings of Olympism?s... more...

  • Tussen analyse en opportuniteitby Willem Camphuis

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 72.00

    Aan de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER) wordt sinds zijn ontstaan in 1950 grote invloed op het regeringsbeleid toegedicht. Wetenschap en journalistiek hebben regelmatig verhaald over de grote betekenis op het naoorlogse sociaal-economisch beleid, waarbij de regering en het parlement veelvuldig voor het blok zouden zijn gezet door (bijna) unanieme SER-adviezen.... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • Britain and the Olympic Gamesby Matt Rogan; Martin Rogan

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • Die finanzpolitische Bedeutung des Sports in Deutschlandby Tim Pawlowski; Christoph Breuer

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.95

    ?Im Rahmen der Studie werden erstmals bestehende und mögliche neue Ansätze zur Quantifizierung der finanzpolitischen Bedeutung des Sports (sportrelevanten Nutzen- und Kostenkategorien der öffentlichen Haushalte) dargestellt und mit Zahlen unterlegt. Zusammenfassend stehen unserer Kalkulation zu Folge in Abhängigkeit von der Abgrenzung... more...

  • Stadien der Fussballweltmeisterschaft 2006by Gernot Stick; P. Köster; A. Schnell

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 46.00

    Für die WM 2006 wurden in Deutschland zwölf Stadien teils neu errichtet, teils umgebaut. So prominente Umbauten wie der des Berliner Olympiastadions von 1936 durch von Gerkan, Marg und Partner haben bereits große Aufmerksamkeit erzeugt, und mit der neuen Allianz-Arena von Herzog & de Meuron in München wird ein weiteres Highlight moderner Sportarchitektur... more...

  • Sportsponsoringby Jens Falkenau

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2013; US$ 38.19

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie funktioniert Sportsponsoring? Das Buch behandelt das Thema aus neuropsychologischer Sicht und liefert Ihnen eine solide Faktenbasis für rationale Investitionsentscheidungen im Sportbusiness. Sportsponsoring nimmt den größten Teil des jährlichen Sponsoringvolumens ein. Die Frage nach den Wirkungsmöglichkeiten für die Markenkommunikation... more...

  • 15 Sports Myths and Why They?re Wrongby Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong , authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up. Fort and Winfree reveal how these myths... more...

  • The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Timeby Elliott Kalb; Mark Weinstein; Cris Collinsworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement?... more...