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By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

ISBN-10: 0776618636

ISBN-13: 9780776618630

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural quarter argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has developed considerably and that conventional rationales for country intervention now not apply.

The thought of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and gives a probably compelling substitute reason for presidency intervention within the cultural quarter. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural signs and of governance innovations also are new arrivals, rising as in all likelihood robust instruments for coverage and software development.

Accounting for tradition is a different choice of essays from major Canadian and foreign students that seriously examines cultural citizenship, cultural signs, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. will probably be of significant curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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Another way of understanding the intersections of governance and the field of culture is to think in terms of policy paradigms and the shifting policy paradigms that capture policy-making, good policy, and good cultural policy. Policy paradigms offer a way of understanding shifts in governance, shifts in the aim of public policies, and shifts in our understandings of culture. Mercer talks about the movement from data to information to knowledge, and finally to wisdom, as a way of understanding the path from statistics to policy.

2. Statistics are not indicators. They only become such when transformed—or when value is added—through a route map of policy. We can call this cultural planning. Governance 3. Indicators only become “tools” for policy and governance when they are firmly related to or embedded in a policy framework or strategy from which they gain their meaning and currency. There are no universal cultural indicators independent of these specific and operational contexts of governance. 4. Governance is not the same as government.

More importantly, you had to know what to count. In his case this was books, artifacts, monuments, languages, street signs, and nomenclature, the symbols and signs of the Republic, its manners, and customs. And you had to know in what context and to what ends you were counting. ” There was a single word for the unit, fulcrum and focus of calculation: citizen. Cultural policy, that is to say, has the strategic purpose of forming, maintaining, and “managing” citizens. ” The aim of this chapter is essentially to map and highlight the conceptual field which does or should inform the work of building a knowledge base for the development of policy-relevant and policy-enabling indicators for cultural citizenship or, properly speaking, cultural indicators for citizenship.

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