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    Call for Papers | “The Politics of Sporting Mega-Events”, the 2nd SPRING Conference | Birkbeck College, University of London, October 27–27, 2023. Call ends July 30, 2023

    SPRING was formed in 2021 and brings together international scholars in an informal context who wish to share and develop their research interests in the Sport and Politics subject area. The concept grew out of the Sport and Politics Group’s inaugural international conference, hosted by the University of Vic in June 2017, followed by the subsequent publication of an edited volume entitled Sport, Globalisation and Identity, published by Routledge in October 2019, which took its inspiration from the main themes of the conference.

    Call for Papers | “Public Management and Global Sporting Mega-Events”, Special Issue of Public Management Review | Call ends September 30, 2023

    This call encourages submissions from papers exploring public management issues in the empirical context of global sporting mega-events (such as the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, or Commonwealth Games). Papers may address any aspect of such events, so long as the underlying focus remains on public management and its related theories. The SI thus appeals to the core readership of PMR as well offering novelty to attract a broader audience.

    Call for Participants | Mega-events and sustainable cities: oxymoron or opportunity? Online event hosted by University of Westminster, November 14, 2022, 1300–1430 GMT

    Join online on the 14th Novembe, in the week running up to the Qatar World Cup, to discuss the sustainability of mega-events. Hear from some of the world’s leading researchers on this topic to discuss whether the notion of a sustainable mega-event is an oxymoron, or whether these events can be aligned with sustainable urbanism. Speakers include Professor Martin Muller, Professor Eleni Theodoraki and Dr. Mahfoud Amara, as well as Dr. Rutendo Musikavanhu.

    Call for Participants | Foregrounding a rights-based agenda for sport events: Insights from Research & Practice | An online symposium, June 20, 2022

    Sport is often positioned as a social good across policy agendas, related to creating or strengthening communities, addressing disadvantage, tackling mental health and addressing physical health and chronic disease. However, sport has also been understood as contributing to, and at times exacerbating inequalities and human rights infringements. In this symposium, we explore the value of a rights-based agenda for the bidding, planning, delivery and legacy of major and mega sport events.

    Call for Papers | “Sport Media and Communication in the Middle East and North Africa”, Special Issue of Asian Journal of Sport History & Culture | Call ends May...

    In terms of theoretical and methodological approaches, we welcome qualitative and quantitative research, multidisciplinary studies with an emphasis on history, policy, management, sociology, ethnography or biography studies. The aim of the special issue is to bridge between different disciplines in sport studies, as well as broader media, Middle Eastern, and North African, studies, to name but a few.

    Call for Papers | “The political economy and labour relations of Sport Mega-Events” | Special Issue of Economic and Labour Relations Review. Call ends March 31, 2022

    This special issue raises such questions as: Is there evidence that hosting a mega-event pushes countries to embrace international standards for workers’ rights and human rights? Does hosting a mega-event help raise living standards or reduce public financial capacity to address pressing social needs? Do mega-events leave behind infrastructure that facilitates productivity growth or merely ‘white elephants’ and diminished social housing?

    Call for Young Scholars | Sport and International Relations, Special Cores in The International Spectator | Call ends January 31, 2022

    In order to encourage the contribution of new generations of scholars to the scientific debate, The International Spectator currently welcomes the submission of proposals for THEMATIC SPECIAL CORES of 4-6 articles on the topic of “Sport and International Relations” by teams of young scholars (under 35 years of age), to be considered for publication in the journal. Proposals shall focus on any aspect of the multifaceted relationship between Sport and International Relations.

    Call for Papers | “Understanding Socio-Cultural Effects of Mega-Events on Host Communities: Key Findings, Challenges, and Opportunities”, Special Issue of Social Sciences. Call ends August 8, 2021

    The rationale for this Special Issue is to contribute to knowledge with a collection of papers on socio-cultural outcomes and impacts as effects of mega-events on host communities from a multidisciplinary perspective. We will explore the methodological and conceptual challenges such work poses, and showcase opportunities and efforts for mitigating the unsustainable aspects of mega-event policies and practices.

    Call for Papers | “Nationalism and Transnationalism: The Euro Cup in the Twenty-First Century” | Special Issue of Soccer & Society. Call ends December 15, 2019

    The proposed special issue intends to explore the varied significances of the Euro Cup as a sports mega event (SME) in terms of national and transnational projections in the twenty-first century. The plan is to highlight and assess the new dimensions of the tournament in the new century in terms of hosting, participation, impact and legacy through the lens of national and transnational assertions, conflicts, and interactions.

    Call for Papers | Gender, sport and mega-events | A volume in the Emerald Studies in Sport and Gender series, edited by Katherine Dashper. Call ends July 1, 2019

    This edited collection will be the first to draw together critical research on gender, sport and mega-events in one volume in order to enable sustained consideration of many key issues related to this important sporting and cultural phenomenon. The editor is Dr. Katherine Dashper, Reader in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University, UK