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Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance


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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs - through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework, and covers issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning. The book is ideal for students, scholars and researchers interested in sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, and public policy.

Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance is the fifth in a series of major works gathering together leading international scholarship on culture and globalization. In common with previous volumes, Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance features Australian-based contributors including Ramon Lobato, Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew, Mark Gibson, Justin O'Connor and Gu Xin.

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Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance

  1. 1. The Cultures and Globalization Series Helmut K. Anheier& Yudhishthir Raj Isar Editors SAGE Publications London
  2. 2. Cultures and Globalization Why a Cultures and Globalization Series? Cultures, and their forms of creation, presentation and preservation are broadly and deeply affected by globalization — but in ways that are inadequately understood Focus: The intersections between globalization and cultural change
  3. 3. Cultures & GlobalizationThe interplay is both unifying anddivisive, liberating andcorrosive, homogenizing and diversifying.These interactions crystallize both positiveaspirations and negative anxieties.Cultural globalization is being bothimposed, and resisted...…embraced and exploited in myriad ways
  4. 4. The Series• Worldwide scope• Plural: geo-culturally &conceptually• Academy-based +journalists, artists, public intellectuals• Both established & emergingscholars• Entirely foundation-supported: RiksbankenJubileumsfond; Compagniadi San Paolo; Gulbenkian Foundation; Prince Claus Fund; J. Paul Getty Trust; Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  5. 5. The Series Themes Volume 1 (2007) Conflicts and Tensions Volume 2 (2008) The Cultural Economy Volume 3 (2010) Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation Volume 4 (2011) Heritage, Memory & Identity Volume 5 (2012) Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance (Trans-national, trans-cultural, trans-disciplinary)
  6. 6. The Series Volume Structure• Overview essays on major issues and emerging trends• Analytical chapters and case studies on regions, topics, fields• Indicator Suites on cultural phenomena, trends, events, etc.
  7. 7. The Cultural Economy, 2008Framework (Guest Editor: Stuart Cunningham)• Globalization → production, distribution andconsumption of cultural goods and services• How the relationships between culturalcreators, producers and consumers are beingmodified• The vibrancy of the cultural economy in differentcountries and regions• What the policy challenges are…
  8. 8. Cultural expression, creativity andinnovation, 2009 Framework • How is globalization affecting artistic practice, creativity and innovation? •What new forms of creative imagination and practice and entrepreneurship? • What patterns of diversity and hybdridity? • How are agency and dominance exerted? • Who are the winners and the losers? • What are the policy implications? 41 contributors from 21 countries
  9. 9. Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance51 contributors/24 countries on cities as…• Protagonists of cultural policy and politics• ‘Mixing bowls’ in which the combined and uneven processesof globalization play out• Generators of innovative policy-making• Loci of key cultural visions, projects, exchanges and networks(Oz: Stuart C., Terry F., Mark G., Ramon Lobato, Justin O.)
  10. 10. Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance51 contributors/24 countries on:•The internal cultural dynamics of cities• City – city interactions• City – nation interactions• Local (city) – global interactions
  11. 11. Cities, Cultural Policy and GovernancePolitical and sociological issues:•Cultural diversity and pluralism•Civil society entities and networks•Global organizations and cities•Tools of cultural governance
  12. 12. Cities, Cultural Policy and GovernanceSocio-economic issues:•Political economy of urban cultures•Economic transformations and renewals•Branding processes•Sustainable development
  13. 13. Cities, Cultural Policy and GovernanceUrban planning issues:•Spaces and infrastructures•Urban regeneration•Cities and the digital environment
  14. 14. Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance • 9 Overview essays • 21 ‘city experiences’ • 1 photo essay • 3 overarching indicator suites • 9 ‘city suites’ (quantitative indicators)
  15. 15. Overview chapters• Brussels, DC and Montevideo as ‘global cities of politics’/Sarikakis• The informal economies of cities/Lobato• Cities &interculturalism/Wood• Cities & sustainability/Duxbury, Cullen &Pascual• ‘Town & gown’/Klaic• City branding/Kong• Spectacularizing urban landscapes/Ponzini• Creative cities: production and/or consumption/Cunningham• The ‘creative city’: a revisit/Landry