Policy, politics and sustainable events

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

9 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter aims to give critical consideration to the emergence of events policy as a distinctive field of study within the wider events management literature. It examines the political, social and economic conditions within which an entrepreneurial events policy became prominent, before concentrating attention on the emergence of a more socially aware policy context in the early 21st century. The chapter concludes by challenging policy makers and politicians alike to more fully embed a concern with social utility into their events policy ambitions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvent Management and Sustainability
EditorsR. Raj, J. Musgrave
PublisherCentre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-84593-524-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Research Output

  • 9 Citations
  • 1 Book

Event Bidding: Politics, Persuasion and Resistance

McGillivray, D. & Turner, D., 1 Aug 2017, London: Routledge. 144 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Foley, M., McGillivray, D., & McPherson, G. (2009). Policy, politics and sustainable events. In R. Raj, & J. Musgrave (Eds.), Event Management and Sustainability (pp. 13-21). Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781845935245.0013