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- Cultural diversity, cultural networks and trade: international cultural policy debate
- Goldsmith, Ben
- This article sketches some of the ways in which the language and concepts of cultural diversity are being taken up internationally. The debate has been driven in part by concerns about the treatment of cultural goods, services and knowledge in trade agreements. But it also involves larger questions about the role of the state, the role of non-state actors in domestic policy formation, and the shape and function of international policy communities comprising both state and non-state actors. The extent of the discussion of cultural diversity internationally is described through new formal and informal cultural networks and work towards an international instrument for cultural diversity to lay our ground rules for international trade, cultural exchange and policy principles to guide governmental responsibilities. The article concludes with analysis of some of these new networks, and investigates why Canada has been so prominent in these international efforts.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, No. 102 (Feb 2002), pp. 35-53
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1605 Policy and Administration; 1608 Sociology; 2002 Cultural Studies
- Canada; Cultural pluralism; Cultural policy; International cooperation; International trade
- School of English, Media Studies and Art History and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2002 University of Queensland.
- Peer reviewed