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- DescriptionThere is a growing recognition of the role that culture can play in sustainable development strategies. This development has generally been welcomed, but also raises a number of questions: What are the implications in policy and practice? Who are the most influential voices in promoting a global agenda for culture and development, and to what extent has the creation of new international policy instruments reflected a consensus? More fundamentally, what is meant by culture in these discussions and who has the power to give particular definitions political and legal authority? The Politics of Cultural Development seeks to provide a theoretically and historically informed response to such questions, illustrated by reference to case studies (including the European Union, the Caribbean and China). Particular attention is paid to the formation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, a landmark instrument in debates about culture and development. The book goes on to explore some of the practical implications that this international treaty is beginning to have for the ways that culture is (and is t) being integrated into contemporary development policy and practice. This book will be useful for students, academics and policymakers in the fields of international development, international relations, international political ecomy, cultural policy and cultural theory.
- Author BiographyBen Garner is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he also leads the undergraduate programme in International Development Studies.
- Author(s)Ben Garner
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication29/04/2016
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight521 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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