The Economics of Cultural Policy

Book Description

Cultural policy is changing. Traditionally, cultural policies have been concerned with providing support for the arts, for cultural heritage and for institutions such as museums and galleries. In recent years, around the world, interest has grown in the creative industries as a source of innovation and economic dynamism. This book argues that an understanding of the nature of both the economic and the cultural value created by the cultural sector is essential to good policy-making. The book is the first comprehensive account of the application of economic and to the broad field of cultural policy. It deals with general of policy-making in the cultural arena as seen from an economic point of view, and goes on to examine a range of specific cultural policy areas, including the arts, heritage, the cultural industries, urban development, tourism, , trade, cultural diversity, economic development, intellectual property and cultural .

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The scope of cultural policy 14
3 The policy process 32
4 Arts policy 58
5 Cultural industries 88
6 Cultural heritage 106
7 Culture in urban and regional development 131
8 Tourism 146
9 Culture in the international economy 157
10 Cultural diversity 171
11 Arts education 181
12 Culture in economic development 191
13 Intellectual property 199
14 Cultural statistics 214
15 Conclusions 231

Book Details

  • Title: The Economics of Cultural Policy
  • Author:
  • Length: 294 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-07-12
  • ISBN-10: 0521687845
  • ISBN-13: 9780521687843