The 2012 Olympic Games at Stratford: the latest East London regeneration initiative considered
Sampson, Alice 2011. The 2012 Olympic Games at Stratford: the latest East London regeneration initiative considered. University of East London, Centre for Institutional Studies.
This paper considers these questions by discussing the plausibility of the assumptions which underpin the Olympic project and the governance structures that are intended to secure benefits for East Londoners. This approach enables us to strip away some of the hype that is typical of mega sporting events which use powerful and persuasive narratives and images to portray their ‘legacy’ (see for example MacRury 2011). The 2012 Games are no exception and slogans such as ‘the power of the Games to inspire lasting change’ and ‘transformative momentum’ exemplify this idealism. But what practical arrangements are in place to make this rhetoric a reality for those living in East London?
|Keywords||2012 Olympic Games; London; Sampson, Alice|
|Publisher||University of East London, Centre for Institutional Studies|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1457|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Feb 2012|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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