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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Steve
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Marcelle
dc.date.available2018-02-21T03:34:21Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationJackson, S. J. and Dawson, M. C. (2017). The IOC-State-Corporate Nexus: Corporate Diplomacy and the Olympic coup d’état, South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 39 (1:2), 101-111.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7864
dc.description.abstractDespite growing concerns about corruption, doping, negative environmental impact, labour exploitation, citizen displacement and other risks associated with costly ‘mega projects’, some nations continue to bid to host the Olympics. Aside from the aims of raising a nation’s international profile and promoting tourism, another possible explanation for the decision to host the Olympics is their increasingly important role in the area of diplomacy. In an era of neoliberal globalisation, we are witnessing emerging forms of ‘corporate diplomacy’. Corporate diplomacy recognises that while nation-states remain key players in international relations, there has been a gradual shift in influence from the public to the private, and from the national to the transnational realms. An exploratory analysis of the role of sport in international diplomacy related to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games is examined; more specifically, (1) the ways in which sport diplomacy operates; (2) the concept of ‘corporate diplomacy’ as it relates to the ‘IOC-state-corporate nexus’ in order to illustrate how the Olympics supports particular corporate and state interests; and (3) the dangers of a shift in power from nation-states to the IOC and transnational corporations, which signals a potential Olympic-corporate coup d’état.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSAJRSPERen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofSouth African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreationen_NZ
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectInternational Olympic Committeeen_NZ
dc.subjectIOCen_NZ
dc.subjectOlympicsen_NZ
dc.subjectDiplomacyen_NZ
dc.subjectCorporate Diplomacyen_NZ
dc.subjectcoup d'etaten_NZ
dc.titleThe IOC-State-Corporate Nexus: Corporate Diplomacy and the Olympic coup d’état, South African Journal for Research in Sporten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-02-21T02:46:45Z
otago.schoolSchool of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciencesen_NZ
otago.relation.issue1(2)en_NZ
otago.relation.volume39en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage111en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage101en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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