Why does cultural policy change? Policy discourse and policy subsystem: A case study of the evolution of cultural policy in Catalonia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Culture has come to play a fundamental strategic role in the territorial development that seeks to integrate knowledge economy with social cohesion, governance and sustainability. However, cultural policies have been unable to respond to the dilemmas and expectations that this new order presents. In order to appreciate the consequences of this process, it is essential to gain a better understanding of cultural policy change dynamics. This article develops a framework for analysing cultural policy stability and change and applies it to the evolution of cultural policy in Catalonia. Both policy continuity and change are conditioned by the evolution of policy discourse on culture and the characteristics of the cultural policy subsystem. Within this framework, this article also takes into account the role of factors that are exogenous to the cultural domain. Lastly, this article addresses particular characteristics of cultural policy change in regions or stateless nations. © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-30
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Policy
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Catalonia
  • cultural policy change
  • national identity
  • policy discourse
  • policy subsystem

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Why does cultural policy change? Policy discourse and policy subsystem: A case study of the evolution of cultural policy in Catalonia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this