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14-03 Olympic Games, Militarization, and Protest

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Published on Jan 19, 2014

Guest Jules Boykoff, Political Science and Government professor at Pacific University in Oregon, talks about the militarization of the Olympic games, and the prospect of protests happening during the games at Sochi. Jules sees the Olympics as Celebration Capitalism, a form of public private partnerships in which the benefits move from the public to the private. The grisly underbelly of the games are talked about, especially the militarization and the affect on dissent.

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