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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Olympic Games (2008)

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chinese Politics. 103 words.

The Olympic Games are the world’s leading sporting event. They were hosted by China in 2008 as a major *...

Neighborhood impacts of Atlanta's Olympic Games

Harvey K. Newman.

in Community Development Journal

April 1999; p ublished online April 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Public Policy; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Development Planning and Policy. 0 words.

Mega-events such as the Olympic Games offer cities the opportunity to attract economic development and to market themselves on a global scale. Decisions made by business and public leaders...

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Hans-Jochen Vogel

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(b. Göttingen, 3 Feb. 1926)

German; mayor of Munich 1960–72, SPD chairman 1987–91 The son of middle-class Bavarian Catholics, Vogel was a brilliant law student. Although his...

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The End of Détente

Thomas K. Robb.

in Jimmy Carter and the Anglo-American 'Special Relationship'

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 13561 words.

With the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, superpower détente broke down. With it came a hardening of U.S. foreign policy towards Moscow. Efforts to implement a...

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Global Sport

Richard Giulianotti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7902 words.

World sport often appears as one of the most powerful illustrations of globalization in action. This chapter provides a critical analysis of global sport. Four major areas of research and...

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Constraining Unipolarity in an Unbalanced International System

John W. Garver.

in China's Quest

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13205 words.

Beijing was dismayed to find the United States newly unconstrained by the USSR and in a position of unparalleled global dominance. The US linkage of China’s MFN status and human rights...

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Sport, Gender and National Identities

John Harris and Fiona Skillen.

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media

April 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 5311 words.

The chapter examines the relationship between sport and the discourses of collective identity, particularly of gender and national dimensions of identity, with a focus on media coverage of...

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Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong

Diana Khor, Denise Tse-Shang Tang and Saori Kamano.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics; Political Behaviour. 8113 words.

This chapter discusses the intersection of sexual minority rights, global polity, and political economy through case studies of marriage equality in Japan and Hong Kong. Past research on...

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