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Title: The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise
Authors: Cornelissen, Scarlett 
Swart, Kamilla 
Keywords: 2010 FIFA World Cup;South Africa;Impacts
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Cornelissen, S. & Swart, K. 2006. The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise. In: Horne, J. & Manzenreiter, W. (eds.). Sports megaevents: social scientific analysis of a global phenomenon. Malden, MA: Blackwell/The Sociological Review, 2006, 108-123
Abstract: It is today widely understood that sport mega‐events are complex affairs which originate from specific sets of economic objectives but which have political and social corollaries that usually extend far beyond the event itself. Sport mega‐events are generally initiated and driven by cadres of societal (ie, political and corporate) elites and are aimed at satisfying development goals or ambitions around projection, competitiveness or growth targets. In the planning, implementation and execution of events, however, cultural, social and other imprints are left that can have enduring impacts on the society.
Description: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/6744
ISBN: ISBN 1- 4051-5290-7
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