Cultural Policy and Federalism

  • Jonathan Paquette

Part of the New Directions in Cultural Policy Research book series (NDCPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


This book explores how federalism — a unique, social, and political reality that influences policy development and implementation — contributes to shaping cultural policies in a variety of federations. Building on the cases of a wide variety of countries, including Argentina, India and Australia, this book presents the typical and distinctive institutional challenges that federalism brings to cultural policy. In particular, this book emphasizes four dimensions: the institutional and constitutional division of cultural powers; the governmental structures of cultural policy and the dynamics of cooperation and competition established between subnational and federal powers; local cultural policies, capital cities, and the place of municipal government; and the development of subnational cultural relations. Finally, this book also acknowledges the diversity of federations and federalisms and provides a portrait of different types of relationships between federal institutions and the cultural sphere.


Cultural Policy Federalism Cultural Diplomacy Federal States Policy Formation Cultural Industries Creative Industries

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Paquette
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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