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Cultural policy as a contested area

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet

in The European Union and Culture

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780719074356
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074356.003.0001
Cultural policy as a contested area

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The trajectory of Communitarisation, the process by which European level policies are developed and the sector's governance takes place in Brussels, varies significantly across policy sectors. European institutions have extensively intervened in the realm of audio-visual, book, copyright and cultural heritage matters, to name only those sectors where EU intervention has been the most substantial. What pertains to the field of ‘cultural policy’ often reflects political choices made by national governments. EU-level intervention in the cultural sector has essentially initiated the liberalisation of cultural industries' markets.

Keywords: Communitarisation; EU policies; European intervention; cultural heritage

Chapter.  8573 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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