Adam Aitken

PhD Student


Working Title of PhD: G2014 – The Security Legacy

Year commenced PhD study: 2013 (Full time)

Funding Provided by: ESRC/Scottish Government

PhD Supervisors: Simon Mackenzie & Michele Burman


Rationale: Most research around mega-event legacies has tended to focus on issues of economic revitalisation, physical regeneration and levels of sport participation and while some studies address the community impacts of hosting such events, very few consider their security infrastructures and the social impact of these.

Aims: The aim of the research is to identify the security legacy of G2014 in the East End of Glasgow and to capture the subjective, community experiences of security/securitization; understanding the factors which provide feelings of security, well being and belonging in ones everyday environment and looking at how the CWG’s may have influenced these.

Methods: The research involves semi-structured interviews with key officials from stakeholder organizations involved in security and legacy considerations and a mix of episodic interviews and participatory photo-elicitation exercises with local community members.

Keywords: Security; mega-events; belonging.




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