Theorising the relationship between major sports events and social sustainability

 Theorising the relationship between major sports events and social sustainability (2010, Smith): In this paper, the aim is to assess whether major sport events meet the social needs of present and future generations. The intention is not merely to the reveal the social outcomes resulting from previous events, but to review theoretical perspectives through which those effects can be understood. This facilitates understanding of why certain effects occur, rather than merely if they occur. Journal of Sport & Tourism, Volume 14, Issue 2-3, 2009. Special Issue:   Sustainability in Sport & Tourism (download pdf)