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The Cold War and the 1984 OlympicGames : A Soviet-American Surrogate War

By: D'Agati, Philip.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (220 p.).ISBN: 9781137360250.Subject(s): Boycotts -- Soviet Union | Cold War | Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.) | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | Sports and state -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet UnionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Cold War and the 1984 OlympicGames : A Soviet-American Surrogate WarDDC classification: 796.48 LOC classification: GV706.35 .D34 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Cold War and the1984 Olympic Games:A Soviet-American Surrogate War; Contents; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Olympiads by Time Period; Timeline of Events Relevantto the 1984 Boycott; Introduction: Olympics, Sports, and Boycotts:Games of Politics; Chapter 1: The Surrogate War, the Boycott,and the Search for a Hidden Story; Chapter 2: A Primer on Politicsin the Olympics; Chapter 3: Soviet Sports History and the Olympic Movement; Chapter 4: Montreal, Moscow, and Los Angeles: Bidding for the Games; Chapter 5: 1980:An American Winter and a Soviet Summer
Chapter 6: The LAOOC and Soviet Reasons for Not AttendingChapter 7: Socialist Inconsistenciesand the Security Issue; Chapter 8: Conclusions on SurrogateWars, Nested Games, andSoviet Sports Policy; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games isexplained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminatedin a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework,D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternativemeans for conflict between states.
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Cover; The Cold War and the1984 Olympic Games:A Soviet-American Surrogate War; Contents; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Olympiads by Time Period; Timeline of Events Relevantto the 1984 Boycott; Introduction: Olympics, Sports, and Boycotts:Games of Politics; Chapter 1: The Surrogate War, the Boycott,and the Search for a Hidden Story; Chapter 2: A Primer on Politicsin the Olympics; Chapter 3: Soviet Sports History and the Olympic Movement; Chapter 4: Montreal, Moscow, and Los Angeles: Bidding for the Games; Chapter 5: 1980:An American Winter and a Soviet Summer

Chapter 6: The LAOOC and Soviet Reasons for Not AttendingChapter 7: Socialist Inconsistenciesand the Security Issue; Chapter 8: Conclusions on SurrogateWars, Nested Games, andSoviet Sports Policy; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games isexplained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminatedin a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework,D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternativemeans for conflict between states.

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Philip A. D'Agati is an Assistant Academic Specialist in Political Science and International Relations at Northeastern University, USA. He received an MA in Comparative Politics, an MA in World History, and a PhD in Political Science from Northeastern University. He is a researcher of nationalism, international organizations, and the role of sport in international politics. He is the author of Nationalism on the World Stage: Cultural Performance at the Olympic Games.

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