22 Mar 2017

International Journal of Cultural Policy | Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development

The latest special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy is dedicated to Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development

The Introduction by Anita Kangas, Nancy Duxbury and Christiaan de Beukelaer presents the theme:

Sustainable development has long conceptual roots, and international organisations have played a significant role in articulating the meaning of the term and the content of the dominant discourses. Within these frames, the concept of cultural sustainability tends to be diversely defined and operationalized. This article and special issue examine culture and sustainable development in ways that articulate and contemplate different roles for cultural policy.

Articles include:

‘Culture’, ‘sustainable development’ and cultural policy: a contrarian view
by Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Cultural rights and their contribution to sustainable development: implications for cultural policy
by Jordi Baltà Portolés & Milena Dragićevic Šešić

Cultural sustainability as a strategy for the survival of museums and libraries
by Kirsten Loach, Jennifer Rowley & Jillian Griffiths

plus a Book Review of:

Screen ecologies: art, media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region
by Polly Stupples

The International Journal of Cultural Policy will also publish a New Annual Special Issue: Cultural Diplomacy and International Cultural Relations

The International Journal of Cultural Policy has been receiving an increasing stream of articles looking at questions of cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations. In order to bring out connections and facilitate dialogue within this subsector of our field, the journal will be setting aside from 2017 at least one special issue for these topics each year.