1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy

Edited By Victoria Durrer, Toby Miller, Dave O'Brien Copyright 2018
    668 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    648 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at – and across – a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the field’s consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives.

    The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policy’s relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues.

    With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.

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    1 Towards global cultural policy studies

    Victoria Durrer, Toby Miller and Dave O’Brien

    PART I Situating cultural policy

    2 Cultural policy in political science research

    Jonathan Paquette and Devin Beauregard

    3 Cultural economics, innovation and intellectual property

    Nicola C. Searle

    4 Sociology and cultural policy

    David Wright

    5 The relationship between cultural policy and arts management

    Victoria Durrer

    PART II Regulating cultural policy

    6 Regulating cultural goods and identities across borders

    J.P. Singh

    7 No exceptions: cultural policy in the era of free trade agreements

    Graham Murdock and Eun-Kyoung Choi

    8 Intellectual property as cultural policy

    Siva Vaidhyanathan

    9 Cultural policy between and beyond nation-states: the case of lusofonia and the Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

    Carla Figueira

    10 Cultural governance and cultural policy: hegemonic myth and political logics

    Jeremy Valentine

    PART III Rights and cultural policy

    11 Disabled people and culture: creating inclusive global cultural policies

    Anne-Marie Callus and Amy Camilleri-Zahra

    12 Minority languages, cultural policy and minority language media: the conflicting value of the 'one language-one nation' idea

    Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed and Abiodun Salawu

    13 Cultural policy in Northern Ireland: making cultural policy for a divided society

    Phil Ramsey and Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley

    PART IV Practice and cultural policy

    14 The art collection of the United Nations: origins, institutional framework and ongoing tensions

    Mafalda Dâmaso

    15 Exporting culture: the Confucius Institute and China’s smart power strategy

    Tony Tai-Ting Liu

    16 From arts desert to global cultural metropolis: the (re)branding of Shanghai and Hong Kong

    Kristina Karvelyte

    17 Making cultural work visible in cultural policy

    Roberta Comunian and Bridget Conor

    18 Fringe to famous: enabling and popularising cultural innovation in Australia

    Mark Gibson, Tony Moore and Maura Edmond

    19 Inside out: the role of 'audience research' in cultural policies in the United States

    Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard

    20 Considering the second-order health effects of arts engagement in relation to cultural policy

    Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

    PART V Global issues, regional cultural policy

    21 Inequalities: when culture becomes a capital

    Laurie Hanquinet

    22 Cultural policy and creative industries

    Susan Luckman

    23 Too-explicit cultural policy: rethinking cultural and creative industry policy in Hong Kong

    Louis Ho

    24 Cultural policy and mega-events

    Beatriz García

    25 The challenges of the new media scene for public policies

    George Yúdice

    26 Uniting the nations of Europe? Exploring the European Union's cultural policy agenda

    Kate Mattocks

    PART VI Development and cultural policy

    27 The international politics of the nexus ‘culture and development’: four policy agendas for whom and for what?

    Antonios Vlassis

    28 Reimagining development in times of crises: cultural policies, social imagination, and the creative economy in Puerto Rico

    Mareia Quintero Rivera and Javier J. Hernández Acosta

    29 Neoliberalised development of cultural policies in Taiwan and a case of the Taiwanese film industry in a creative industries model

    Hui-Ju Tsai and Yu-Peng Lin

    30 Uneasy alliances: popular music and cultural policy in the ‘music city’

    Catherine Strong, Shane Homan, Seamus O'Hanlon and John Tebbutt

    PART VII The nation state and cultural policy

    31 Cultural policy in India: an oxymoron?

    Yudhishthir Raj Isar

    32 From Cultural Revolution to cultural engineering: cultural policy in post-Revolutionary Iran

    Ali Akbar Tajmazinani

    33 K-pop female idols: culture industry, neoliberal social policy, and governmentality in Korea

    Gooyong Kim

    34 ‘Regeneration’ in Britain: measuring the outcomes of cultural activity in the 21st century

    Peter Campbell and Tamsin Cox

    35 Japanese cultural policy, nation branding and the creative city

    Tomoko Tamari

    36 Cultural policy and the power of place, South Africa

    Rike Sitas

    PART VIII Conclusions

    37 The light touch: the Nigerian movie industry in a low policy environment

    Jade L. Miller

    38 The political career of the culture concept

    Tony Bennett



    Victoria Durrer is Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

    Toby Miller is Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London, UK.

    Dave O’Brien is the Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

    ‘This Handbook not only re-thinks and re-conceptualizes the dimensions of global cultural policy studies, but also documents up-to-dated policy cases from global north to global south.’ — Anthony Fung, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Normal University

    'Research and scholarship in cultural policy has grown in recent years alongside a continuing expansion in the interpretation of the concept at a practical policy-making level. How do these developments play out in an increasingly globalised world? This volume brings together a wide range of original essays that consider the political, economic, sociological and cultural dimensions of cultural policy in a context of globalisation and international cultural relations. The contributors are drawn from a variety of disciplines, intellectual traditions and geographical origins. Based on a thoughtful division of the subject matter into coherent sections, and edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the book will appeal to scholars, researchers and policy-makers concerned about culture and policy in international affairs today.' — David Throsby, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia

    'A must-have for any arts and culture scholar, this book provides a walkthrough of the "weird, wired world" of cultural policies around the globe, plus a foundational survey of their roots, theories and practices, from the field’s chief protagonists' — Dr. Abigail Gilmore, Senior Lecturer, Arts Management and Cultural Policy, University of Manchester