© 1997

Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage

  • Michael Hutter
  • Ilde Rizzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Construction of Heritage: Theoretical Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Christian Koboldt
      Pages 50-73
    3. Arjo Klamer
      Pages 74-87
  4. Heritage Regulation: Regimes, Cases and Effects

  5. Heritage Policy: Experiments and Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Gianfranco Mossetto
      Pages 185-195
    3. Alan Peacock
      Pages 225-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 236-244

About this book


The maintenance and effective use of cultural heritage involves important economic aspects yet the field of contemporary cultural policy is surprisingly void of comprehensive analysis from an economic perspective. Prominent academics and practitioners here fill this gap. They examine the theoretical background on the value of cultural heritage, consider policies from Italy, France, Britain and Japan and make concrete proposals for changes in cultural heritage policy.


culture development economics economy evaluation history Italy Japan political economy privatization regulation rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hutter
    • 1
  • Ilde Rizzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Witten-Herdecke UniversityWittenGermany
  2. 2.University of CataniaItaly

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