Cultural Capital and Local Development Nexus: Does the Local Environment Matter?

  • Roberta Capello
  • Giovanni PeruccaEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 24)


This chapter discusses the relationship between cultural capital and regional development. Our idea is that the culture/development nexus is mediated by the endowment of social, ethical, and behavioral values of places. Adopting an approach in which culture is shaped and defined by the socioeconomic elements present in an area, this work develops an operational definition of cultural capital and an empirical analysis pointing out that the cultural elements considered in the literature (heritage and the cultural industry) are not place-neutral. Instead, their economic effects arise only when they are embedded in particular cultural environments.


Culture and regional development Nexus Cultural environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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