Olympic Risks

  • Will Jennings

Part of the Executive Politics and Governance book series (EXPOLGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Risk and Mega-Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Will Jennings
      Pages 11-28
    3. Will Jennings
      Pages 29-38
  4. The Olympics, Risk and Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Will Jennings
      Pages 41-63
    3. Will Jennings
      Pages 64-93
  5. Governing the Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Will Jennings
      Pages 117-202
    3. Will Jennings
      Pages 203-222
    4. Will Jennings
      Pages 223-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 240-263

About this book


An exploration of how the Olympics are organised in response to risk. This book looks at the tension between the riskiness of mega-events, attributable to their scale and complexities, and the societal, political and organisational pressures that exist for safety, security and management of risk – leading to changes in how the Games are governed.


complexity decision-making governance management organization public opinion safety

Authors and affiliations

  • Will Jennings
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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