You are here :
Theme 2
GLOBALIZATION and CULTURES
Geocultural areas do not necessarily coincide with the Nation-States' borders and are acquiring a new strategic dimension… GO »
PUBLIC POLICIES AND CULTURE
The challenge to invent new political frame-works for shaping globalisation… GO »
ECONOMY
and CULTURE

How to reconcile the market sys-tem based on profit with culture's function of building social re-lations and creating social cohesion … GO »
COMMUNICATION
and CULTURE

In the era of the global media, communication cannot be understood without taking into account culture… GO »
SHAPING CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION

Inventing new frameworks for cultural inter-actions in which differences are a source of enrich-ment instead of conflict…. GO »
OTHER CONTENTS

Articles
Links regarding the debates
Points of view

Add to favorites 
Email this page 
 

 Public policies and culture

Culture is the process that makes social relations possible, that makes society. Cultural nationalism is one of the most powerful tools used by the Nation-State to constitute itself and distinguish itself from others. Today, geocultural areas do not automatically correspond to Nation-States' borders. Increasingly, States under pressure from diverse population groups come to recognize cultural rights, in ways they consider befitting their national character. However, national cultural policies can no longer be efficient without taking into account the external forces. How to elaborate public policies that deal with the consequences and effects of cultural globalisation within state borders ?

Theme Editor : Jesus Prieto de Pedro   

» Introductory Note by Jesus Prieto de Pedro


List of the topics of the debates : The current framework for cultural exchanges : commerce
The current framework for cultural exchanges : investments
The Convention on cultural diversity
Draft Convention at UNESCO : what situation after the February negotiation ?
Cultural policy in Germany - what not to expect
What is wrong with Copyright?

Current debates :

What is wrong with Copyright?

Presentation  
 
Nowadays, in the context of discussions on cultural diversity and beyond, it is very common and popular to criticise copyright protection to even to put its justification into doubt. The following contribution deals with this opinion and reminds readers of the need to distinguish, and not to forget the writers, composers, artists and other creators for whom, and for whose creativity copyright protection is essential. Read Silke von LEWINSKI's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

Cultural policy in Germany - what not to expect

Presentation  
 
Already critical comments about the cultural policy of the next German government under Chancellor Merkel anticipate that there will be a fight between the federal government and Berlin as to the amount of money to be allocated for culture to the city for being the 'capital city'. So far the arrangement has been... Read Hatto FISCHER's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions (UNESCO) What is the situation after the February Session ?

Presentation  
 
The second session of the intergovernmental meeting of experts on the Preliminary Draft Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions was held at UNESCO from 31 January to 12 February 2005. A previous draft had been examined... Read Yvon THIEC's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

UNESCO prepares the ground for an international convention on cultural diversity

Presentation  
 
How can we, at the international level, provide a solid legal basis for the action of states and groups of states which seek to support the protection, production and distribution of cultural products? How can we fill the legal vacuum which will otherwise be controlled by the rule of the market? Read Jean MUSITELLI's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

The current framework for cultural exchanges : investments

Presentation  
 
Relationships between societies and cultures have until now been largely conditioned by territorial proximity. In the current age, however, these relationships are increasingly channelled through the industries of the imagination, mainly the Media. What regulates foreign ownership of cultural industries ? Summary and Questions »
There are over 1500 international agreements in existence- multilateral or regional - related to Foreign Direct Investment. Many of these have considerable bearing on the restrictive measures that some states have adopted in order to control foreign ownership of their cultural industries... Read Ivan BERNIER and Laurence MAYER's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

The current framework for cultural exchanges : commerce

Presentation  
 
Does "l'exception culturelle" - which has no legal status - have any effect beyond inviting governments not to commit themselves to further liberalization of their audiovisual national market? Summary and Questions »
To stand on equal footing with the WTO, the proposed international Convention on cultural diversity should be equipped with a legal authority comparable to that of the WTO. However, this demand raises many difficult issues. Read Yvon THIEC's introductory paper »

Discussion Go to the FORUM for this topic »

Home | News | Updates | FAQ | Contributors |

No reproduction without explicit prior consent
All rights reserved, PlanetAgora.org 2005