- vi, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- McGillivray, David.McPherson, Gayle.
- Contents: 1. Events Policy: An Emerging Field of Study -- 2. Events and Festivity: From Ritual to Regeneration -- 3. Trends in Events and Festivals: The Policy Panacea -- 4. Evaluating Event Outcomes: A Legitimation Crisis -- 5. The Politics of Events in an Age of Accumulation -- 6. Consuming Events: From Bread and Circuses to Brand -- 7. Events and Social Capital: Linking and Empowering Communities -- 8. Events as Cultural Capital: Animating the Urban -- 9. Glasgow 2014: Demonstrating Capacity and Competence -- 10. Destination Dubai: Events Policy in an Arab State -- 11. Mardi Gras New Orleans: Policy Intervention in an Historical Event -- 12. Singapore: A Mixed Economy of Events -- 13. Conclusions.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book's main aim is to locate the phenomena of events within a theoretical and strategic framework and in doing so demonstrate the links between the development of events in policy-making and the theoretical exploration of the role of events as policy.