Policies for Crafts: Rationale and Tools
Public intervention for culture is widespread and takes place with differences among different countries. That depends on the way of conceiving the role of the State in the society and economy, the institutional framework, and the priorities set for cultural policies. The same holds true for crafts policies. These differences reflect the different reasons that justify public intervention for the sector and affect the tools that can be used to implement the policies. The chapter illustrates the reasons that cultural economists use to justify government intervention for culture and crafts, more specifically. It also shows which tools are used, depending on the rationale for public intervention, focusing specifically on the craft sector.
KeywordsCrafts policies Public intervention Creative industries Intangible heritage
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