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A political economy of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: global capitalism, sport mega events and the perceptions of Porto Alegre residents impacted by the FIFA 2014 World Cup works

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The objective of this thesis is to develop a political economy of sport mega events that includes the impact that such events have on the everyday lives of people directly affected by development projects linked to these events. The research questions that assist the realisation of this objective are 1. what are the links between global capitalism and sport mega events?; 2. in what ways can the knowledge produced on sport mega events contribute to the development of a political economy of the FIFA 2014 World Cup?; and 3. how do people who are directly affected by sport mega event development projects perceive such events? [Continues.]


Brazil, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)



  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Loughborough University

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.




Richard Giulianotti ; Ian Henry ; Paul Downward

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