The Economics of Cultural Policy

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 277 pages
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Cultural policy is changing. Traditionally, cultural policies have been concerned with providing financial 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 theory and analysis to the broad field of cultural policy. It deals with general principles 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, education, trade, cultural diversity, economic development, intellectual property and cultural statistics.

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This is a breakthrough book - complex concepts presented with crystal clarity. Throsby's formula for balancing the economic value and cultural value of arts assets and production will become the foundation of arts policy in the future in a smarter world.


1 Introduction
2 The scope of cultural policy
3 The policy process
4 Arts policy
5 Cultural industries
6 Cultural heritage
7 Culture in urban and regional development
8 Tourism
11 Arts education
12 Culture in economic development
13 Intellectual property
14 Cultural statistics
15 Conclusions
Name index
Subject index

9 Culture in the international economy
10 Cultural diversity

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Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure--two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives again in Tallahassee.

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