1. Introduction: Sports, Politics and Boundaries: Playing the Inclusion/Exclusion Games
Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk
Part I. Mega-Events and Social Issues
2. Mega Events as Agents of State Socialization: Human Rights Protests in Beijing, 2008, and Sochi, 2014
3. The 2014 Winter Olympics Bid Book as Site of National Identity Constitution
4. Vanished in the Haze: White Elephants, Environmental Degradation and Circassian Marginalization in Post-Olympics Sochi
Bo Petersson, Karina Vamling
Part II. Post-Soviet Autocracies and Mega-Events
5. Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus: Political Context
Ryhor Nizhnikau, Niko Alvari
6. Kazakhstan and the Global Industry of Mega Events: A Case of Autocratic Management
7. First European Olympic Games in Baku: New Articulation of Azerbaijani Identity?
Part III. Global Norms and Local Governance
8. Fiscal Framework for Mega-Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Shifting the Borderline or Raising the Bar?
9. Regional Dimensions of Global Games: The Case of Sports Mega events in Tatarstan
10. From Sochi—2014 to FIFA—2018: The Crisis of Sovereignty and the Challenges of Globalization