1. Rethinking security at the Olympics / Daniel Bernhard and Aaron K. Martin 2. Olympic rings of steel : constructing security for 2012 and beyond / Pete Fussey and Jon Coaffee 3. Surveilling the 2004 Athens Olympics in the aftermath of 9/11 : international pressures and domestic implications / Minas Samatas 4. The spectacle of fear : anxious mega-events and contradictions of contemporary Japanese governmentality / David Murakami Wood and Kiyoshi Abe 5. 'Secure our profits!' : the FIFA in Germany 2006 / Volker Eick 6. Event-driven security policies and spatial control : the 2006 FIFA world cup / Stefanie Baasch 7. Commonalities and specificities in mega-event securitization : the example of Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland / Francisco R. Klauser 8. Gran Torino : social and security implications of the XX Winter Olympic Games / Chiara Fonio and Giovanni Pisapia 9. Mega-events and mega-profits : unravelling the Vancouver 2010 security-development nexus / Adam Molnar and Laureen Snider 10. Knowledge networks : mega-events and security expertise / Philip Boyle.