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“BACK THE BID”: THE 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS AND THE GOVERNANCE OF LONDON

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ABSTRACT: 

The Olympic Park being developed in east London for the 2012 Games is one large urban renewal project among many in the city. The impact of the Games on urban development may be of less significance than the impact on city politics. Bidding for and delivering the Games has contributed to a reassessment of the recent experiment with mayoral government. The article examines these changing representations of the structures of London government that are now seen as a success. Much of the literature on Olympic cities is highly critical of the impact of the games, but the (current) substantial support for London 2012 also needs to be explained. We examine how London has created opportunities for support, and moments and spaces for celebration when political leaders and Londoners can come together around particular representations of themselves and the city.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9906.2007.00342.x

Affiliations: University of Westminster

Publication date: August 1, 2007

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