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New book: Event Bidding - Politics, Persuasion and Resistance

I hope you’ll be interested in a new book that my UWS colleague Daniel Turner and I have written, due to be published in September, just in time for the new academic session! The book Event Bidding: Politics, Persuasion and Resistance takes a critical approach to the bidding process, linking it to broader urban development imperatives, politics and national promotional narratives. I’ve attached a flyer that can be shared with your networks (and which contains a discount code) and a couple of book endorsements. While there are many texts out there that contain chapters focused on the operational aspects of event bidding, I think this is one of the first books to concentrate on the broader political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of bidding. Feedback much appreciated too.


Professor David McGillivray

Chair in Event and Digital Cultures

School of Media, Culture and Society

University of the West of Scotland




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