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Wysiedlenia ludności wywołane organizacją wielkich imprez sportowych: analiza społeczno-prawna

Population displacement associated with the organization of sport megaevents: a socio-legal analysis
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Terminski, Bogumil

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Abstract Presented article is focused on the analysis of forced evictions caused by the organization of sport megaevents. The development of sport arenas and associated urban infrastructure usually resulted in forced displacement of many thousand of local inhabitants from its direct neighbourhoods. The first cases of such evictions were observed already during the first half of the twentieth century. During the last three decades mass displacment associated with the sport events becomes a particularly negative sosial issue. We have observed several cases of mass displacement caused by preparation of summer olympic games in Seoul, Atlanta, Athens, Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro. Currently we are observing the growing scale of such evictions in many parts of the globe. The significant scale of such problem is observed in developing states (India, Brazil), as well as in countries ruled in non-democratic manner, charaterized by the low developemt of the institutions of human rights protection. Discussed facts and statistical analysis becomes a point of reference for the in-depth analysis of the economic, political, social, and legal context of this problem. Forced evictions associated with the sport events (so-called mega events) can be considered as a specific category of development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR). The article is focused on the most spectacular examples of such evictions observed between 1988 and 2016. My particular attention is devoted to the negative social consequences of this issue and its legal implications.
Keywords displacement; resettlement; migration; sports; major event; Olympic Games; developing country; social problem; social effects; homelessness; unemployment; human rights
Classification Social Problems; Migration, Sociology of Migration
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages 44 p.
Status Preprint; not reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works