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Cultural policy at the heart of tensions between conflicting models of policy intervention

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/9780719074356.003.0002
Cultural policy at the heart of tensions between conflicting models of policy intervention

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This chapter sheds light on the nature of the two different ‘conceptions’ of culture that were held by competing stakeholders in the decision-making process. Culture is the field ‘par excellence’ where policy preferences are not only determined by institutional, political and economic interests, but also by policy ideas. The chapter shows how policy ideas had an impact on the selection of policy models available in the cultural sector at the national level, thus acting as the very shapers of policy actors' preferences, and the extent to which policy ideas were also acting as a weapon in actors' interest maximising strategies.

Keywords: culture; decision-making; policy ideas; economic interests

Chapter.  7552 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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