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Tools of security risk management for the London 2012 Olympic Games and FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany

Tools of security risk management for the London 2012 Olympic Games and FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany
Tools of security risk management for the London 2012 Olympic Games and FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany
Mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the football World Cup represent a special venue for the practice of risk management. This paper explores management of security risks in the case of two sporting mega-events, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany. The analysis progresses in three stages. First, it explores three explanations that have dominated the literature on policy instruments and tools and introduces the generic tools of government approach developed by Christopher Hood (1983). Second, it reviews the tools used for security risk management at the two mega-events. Third, it evaluates competing explanations of tool choice and degree to which these are consistent with organisational strategies of risk management at the events. The findings highlight the importance of national political systems in influencing tool choice.
978-0-85328-397-3
55
London School of Economics and Political Science
Jennings, Will
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Lodge, Martin
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Jennings, Will and Lodge, Martin (2009) Tools of security risk management for the London 2012 Olympic Games and FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany (ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation Discussion Paper, 55) London, GB. London School of Economics and Political Science 24pp.

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Abstract

Mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the football World Cup represent a special venue for the practice of risk management. This paper explores management of security risks in the case of two sporting mega-events, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany. The analysis progresses in three stages. First, it explores three explanations that have dominated the literature on policy instruments and tools and introduces the generic tools of government approach developed by Christopher Hood (1983). Second, it reviews the tools used for security risk management at the two mega-events. Third, it evaluates competing explanations of tool choice and degree to which these are consistent with organisational strategies of risk management at the events. The findings highlight the importance of national political systems in influencing tool choice.

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Published date: November 2009
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 376132
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376132
ISBN: 978-0-85328-397-3
PURE UUID: de47cbf9-ce19-49a5-9a9e-52d59c3ce689
ORCID for Will Jennings: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9007-8896

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Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 03:53

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Author: Will Jennings ORCID iD
Author: Martin Lodge

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