ERIC Number: ED166117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Explorations in Cultural Policy and Research.
Mennell, Stephen, Ed.; Mennell, Barbara, Ed.
Eleven articles by policy researchers, cultural experts, and officials from various European governments explore prospects for cultural policy in Europe. Specifically, the document examines international cooperation in cultural activities, problems caused by increased participation in cultural activities, the role of cultural leaders, recreational activities, town planning, and cultural centers. An introductory article characterizes expanding boundaries of the cultural domain in Europe and briefly summarizes the essays and empirical studies which comprise the remainder of the document. Two articles emphasize attempts by the governments of Norway and Sweden to decentralize cultural activities and to diminish governmental control of these activities. Other articles concentrate on integration of national and international cultural policy, cross-cultural research by international organizations, and the relationship between research and cultural policy. Several other articles present case studies of cultural activities in Norway, France, and Belgium. Summary comments indicate that there are considerable obstacles to solving cultural policy problems through international research. However, international cultural projects should be undertaken because they promote mutual understanding and friendship and contribute toward an atmosphere of cooperation which is conducive to solving the problems. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Development, Cooperation, Cultural Centers, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Opportunities, Culture, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Intercultural Programs, International Relations, Leisure Time, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Quality of Life, Recreation, Regional Cooperation, Research, Research Needs, Resource Centers, Social Development, Social Environment, Social Values
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe (West)