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Globalization, Culture, and Development

The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity

Editors: De Beukelaer, Christiaan, Pyykkönen, M., Singh, J. (Eds.)

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This edited collection outlines the accomplishments, shortcomings, and future policy prospects of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, arguing that the Convention is not broad enough to confront the challenges concerning human rights, sustainability, and cultural diversity as a whole.

About the authors

Helmut Anheier, Hertie School of Governance, Germany. Nathalie Blanc, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France. John Clammer, United Nations University and Kanda University, Japan. Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Carla Figueira, Goldsmiths, University of London. Véronique Guèvremont, Laval University, Canada. Yudhishthir Raj Isar, The American University of Paris, France, and University of Western Sydney, Australia. Jan Loisen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Rostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau, Macau. Caroline Pauwels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Galia Saouma, Independent Scholar. Katriina Soini, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Christophe Wulf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. ?

Reviews

“This volume of critical essays offers a well-researched commentary and a fairly trenchant critique on the formulation, application and future viability of the 2005 UN Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. … this volume is essential reading, and as I have indicated, generates some of the most pressing challenges for cultural policy-making on many levels as much as research.” (Jonathan Vickery, Cultural Trends, April, 2016)

'The contributions in this excellently edited and well-balanced collection help foreground and analyze the essential issues and stakes of the often very complex relationships between local, regional, national, international and world culture, from a cultural-political point of view.' - Jan Baetens, University of Leuven, Belgium

'This book brings together a range of papers written by experts in the field who provide a critical appraisal of various aspects of the Convention's operations and speculate about the prospects for its future. The differing perspectives of the authors are sure to stimulate debate about the Convention's strengths and weaknesses.' - David Throsby, Macquarie University, Australia

'By focusing on the impact of the UNESCO Convention, this important collection offers valuable insights on the challenges of translating the contested, but widely used, concepts of culture and diversity into public policy and action, and pathways for making those links more effective.' - Vijayendra Rao,The World Bank


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: UNESCO’s “Diversity Convention” — Ten Years on

    Beukelaer, Christiaan (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Confusing Culture, Polysemous Diversity: “Culture” and “Cultural Diversity” in and after the Convention

    Isar, Yudhishthir Raj (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Cultural Globalization and the Convention

    Singh, J. P.

    Pages 29-42

  • Competing Perspectives? WTO and UNESCO on Cultural Diversity in Global Trade

    Loisen, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

  • “Cultural Diversity” at UNESCO: A Trajectory

    Loisen, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 61-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization, Culture, and Development
Book Subtitle
The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity
Editors
  • Christiaan De Beukelaer
  • M. Pyykkönen
  • J. Singh
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39763-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137397638
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39762-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 268
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