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Towards global cultural policy studies

Durrer, V., Miller, T. and O'Brien, D. (2017) Towards global cultural policy studies. In: The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group.


These expectations are well illustrated by the European Union’s motto, quoted above in its official languages. ‘United in Diversity’ represents the ways in which culture is assigned the role of fostering cooperation whilst symbolising and celebrating individuality and difference. However, this motto, like much of culture and cultural policy, has to do with power, distinction, and protectionism as well as common citizenship, alliances, and bonds. This is due to the global context confronting cultural policies: regional unions, nation-states, and citizens. Consideration, then, of a global sense of cultural policy has much potential to illuminate the social and political world, and has been our goal with this Handbook.

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