Terrorism, sport and public policy in the risk society

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Title Terrorism, sport and public policy in the risk society
Author Toohey, Kristine Margaret
Journal Name Sport in Society
Editor Boria Majumdar
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract There are strong links between sport and terrorsim, the extent of which is evidenced through the 168 sport-related terrorist attacks that occurred between 1972 and 2004. The terrorist power of uncertainity is potent because we live in a risk society, characterised by the cultural desire to control chance, be secure, and through inistitutions implementing sophisticated risk management policies. Accordingly, expensive risk management strategies, often involving international cooperation bewteen governments, are now being implemented at major sporting fixtures to prevent terrorism attacks. The appropriation of sport, as a site of terror, has resulted in a positive backlash of government cooperation, and multinational networking as well as grass roots resistance demonstrated by spectators who want to prevent terrorsim interrupting their enjoyment of sporting events.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430802019367
Volume 11
Issue Number 4
Page from 429
Page to 442
ISSN 1743-0437
Date Accessioned 2009-03-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23151
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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