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Christoph Haferburg & Malte Steinbrink

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 18: Mega-Events in Emerging Nations and the Festivalization of the Urban Backstage: The Cases of Brazil and South Africa

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Mega-Events in Emerging Nations and the Festivalization of the Urban Backstage: The Cases of Brazil and South Africa
Mega-Events in Emerging Nations and the Festivalization of the Urban Backstage: The Cases of Brazil and South Africa
Christoph HaferburgMalte Steinbrink
THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS OF MEGA-EVENT HOSTING

The trend of hosting mega-events in ‘emerging nations', that is, in non-western countries, seems prevalent – the summer Olympics in Beijing 2008, the football World Cup in South Africa 2010 and in Brazil in 2014, the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 are the prominent examples. The designated next hosts for the football World Cups in 2018 and 2022 are Russia and Qatar, respectively. Similar to other developments, this can be related to a dissolution of the long-standing hegemonic dominance ...

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