Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events
What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...
Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge
Following the move by Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomingtang (KMT) to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s, and Chiang’s subsequent lifelong vow to reclaim the mainland, "China " has occupied—if not monopolized—the...
Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge
Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation
As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to...
Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge
States, media and markets 1950-2010
In the modern era, sport has been an important agent, and symptom, of the political, cultural and commercial pressures for convergence and globalization. In this fascinating, inter-disciplinary study, leading international scholars explore the making of modern sport in Europe, illuminating sport...
Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge
Quality of Life and Sustainability
Provides a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy, placing special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. It draws extensively on case studies, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth and development issues. The...
Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge
Now expanded to cover Russia's 1998 financial collapse, this text examines the unequal distribution of the costs and benefits of Russia's leap into capitalism, and its social consequences, presenting a portrait of the lives and circumstances of comtemporary Russians....
Published January 10th 2010 by Routledge
Looking at the Real World
This text highlights the major empirical questions and issues facing Post Keynesian economics today. Featuring contributions by leading Post Keynesian economists, it focuses on public policy and real-life analysis of this vibrant and dynamic economic theory. In language that is accessible to...
Published October 15th 2006 by Routledge
Eichner's classic A Guide to Post-Keynesian Economics (1978) is still seen as the definitive staging post for those wishing to familiarise themselves with the Post-Keynesian School. This book brings the story up-to-date.Of all the subgroups within heterodox economics, Post-Keynesianism has provided...
Published August 16th 2001 by Routledge
Myth, Identity, Sport
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic...
Published March 1st 1996 by Routledge
Series: Readers In English Urban History
This book brings together twelve outstanding articles by eminent historians to throw light on the evolution of medieval towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The essays span the period from the dramatic urban expansion of the thirteenth century to the crises in the fifteenth century as a result...
Published October 15th 1990 by Routledge