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London 2012 and beyond: concluding reflections on peacemaking, sport and the Olympic movement

Spaaij, Ramon and Burleson, Cindy (2012) London 2012 and beyond: concluding reflections on peacemaking, sport and the Olympic movement. Sport in Society, 15 (6). pp. 905-913. ISSN 1743-0437 (print) 1743-0445 (online)

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The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games have reinvigorated the debate on Olympic legacies for peace and development. Addressing this debate and building on the articles in this collection, this epilogue argues that the theoretical–conceptual understanding of peace and peacemaking remains poorly developed within the peacemaking discourse espoused by the Olympic movement. The authors draw upon insights from mainstream peace research to identify a series of key themes and questions across six dimensions of peacemaking – aim, means, time, actors, process/action and organization. These themes and questions can guide future research, policy and practice in peacemaking through sport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olympic legacies, Olympic movement, peacemaking, London Games, peaceful coexistence, human rights, philosophical, historical foundations
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 01:03
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 00:26
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