By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw
Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural region argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has advanced considerably and that conventional rationales for kingdom intervention not apply.
The inspiration of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and gives a most likely compelling substitute purpose for presidency intervention within the cultural region. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural signs and of governance techniques also are new arrivals, rising as in all likelihood robust instruments for coverage and software development.
Accounting for tradition is a different number of essays from top Canadian and foreign students that severely 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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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.
Paquet insists on the importance of this for the cultural field as his argument, is that governments should “tread lightly” in this field, recognizing that the major actors are those directly involved in cultural activities. Paquet argues that government’s role is important but that government must recognize that culture can’t be imposed by the state. The exact nature of the relationships to be established needs more systematic reflection and analysis. Gattinger’s case studies begin the work of understanding how leadership exercises itself, and how civil society and government can engage.
Thinking in terms of governance, decision-making can be understood as well from looking at creators and intermediaries (Straw) as from government policy-makers (Gattinger). Governance also incorporates the new demands of citizens and groups to be involved in decisions that affect them. This creates challenges for governments, as we have discussed, in thinking about appropriate structures and processes, but it has also changed the methods of citizen involvement. If citizens and civil society groups want to have influence, they have to make use of techniques that governments can understand.
Accounting for Culture. Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw