London 2012 and Environmental Sustainability: A Study Through the Lens of Environmental Sociology

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Abstract

This rapid response paper examines the claim that Olympic Games hosting can encourage and/or accentuate the adoption of environmental sustainability (ES) policies by the host nation, with London 2012 as a case study. Six indicators that can be used in this examination are identified and subsequently tested in relation to changes brought by austerity/'Big Society' policies. The paper closes by suggesting that although the UK, unlike other hosts, had a relatively good ES standing; however, it appears that this has been significantly downgraded in the event and immediate post-event phases of the Games
Original languageEnglish
JournalSociological Research Online
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ecological Modernization
  • Olympic Games Impact
  • 'Big Society'
  • London 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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