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Mega-Events, Sport Legacies and Sociologically Informed Impact Assessment

Sport, Social Development and Peace

ISBN: 978-1-78350-885-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-886-0

ISSN: 1476-2854

Publication date: 17 July 2014

Abstract

Practical implications

Based on the review of evidence, we contend that if sociologists of sport remain committed to keeping their roles, as public intellectuals, applied researchers or participatory activists in the sport for development/legacy nexus, those involved might do so with a greater attention to focusing on what Karl Popper (1961) refers to as piecemeal social engineering strategies and measurements, and attending to those legacies both on and off the event organizing committee radar screen.

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Citation

Atkinson, M. and De Lisio, A. (2014), "Mega-Events, Sport Legacies and Sociologically Informed Impact Assessment", Sport, Social Development and Peace (Research in the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 219-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1476-285420140000008010

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