Topic : Comparative Public Policy
Panel Chair : Su Fern Hoe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel Second Chair : Julian Meyrick - email@example.com
All across the world, culture is identified as a distinct domain of public policy. Today, cultural policy operates at multiple levels: in the global circulation of policy buzzwords and trends; in national discourses on culture and cultural production; in the implementation of cultural programmes at different echelons of government; in the activities and regulation of cultural institutions; in the practices of cultural intermediaries; and in the local, on-the-ground appropriations and resistances by cultural practitioners themselves. At the transnational level, there has been a proliferation of policy-making processes, beyond but also overlapping with traditional nation-state policy-making processes. If anything, the relationship between culture and policy has become more complex and dynamic than ever.
This panel explores how contemporary regimes of policy governance impact the arts and cultural sectors. It brings together scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, to problematize current methodological and theoretical paradigms, and provide new insights into the key structures, orientations, mechanics and practicalities of cultural policy today. Ultimately it aims to advance cultural policy research by exploring new sets of references and approaches.
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