Introduction: Turkish Cultural Policies in a Global World—Circulations, Territories, and Actors

  • Muriel Girard
  • Jean-François Polo
  • Clémence Scalbert-Yücel


This introductory chapter presents this volume’s objective: to provide a multidisciplinary analysis of Turkish cultural policies in a context of globalization and of the circulation of peoples, ideas, funds, models, and modes of action. Focusing on circulations, the book proposes a decentered approach to the transfer of cultural policies: it does not consider them in terms of imposition or importation from point A to point B (e.g. from Europe to Turkey) but in terms of coproduction and synchrony. It considers the circulations at the international, national, and local levels and the entanglement of scales. The chapter offers a review of the literature on Turkish cultural policy, followed by a presentation of its approach in terms of circulation and transfer, and an introduction to the other chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muriel Girard
    • 1
  • Jean-François Polo
    • 2
  • Clémence Scalbert-Yücel
    • 3
  1. 1.École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille, Member of INAMA Research LaboratoryMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Sciences Po Rennes-ARENES (UMR 6051)RennesFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Arab and İslamic StudiesUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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