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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 kingdom intervention not apply.

The thought of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and provides a in all probability compelling replacement motive for presidency intervention within the cultural zone. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance suggestions also are new arrivals, rising as almost certainly robust instruments for coverage and application development.

Accounting for tradition is a distinct selection of essays from prime Canadian and foreign students that significantly examines cultural citizenship, cultural symptoms, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. it will likely be of serious curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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C. ” He has worked in the federal government since 1974, after working for several years in the Prime Minister’s Office while researching his dissertation. He has worked in a number of policy capacities, including federal-provincial relations, international relations, and arts policy, both at the Department of Communications and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Since 2001, he has been the manager of research integration and planning for the Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

KARIM is an associate professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2004-05), and is leading an international project on intellectual debates among Muslims. He has published internationally on issues of culture and citizenship. He is editor of The Media of Diaspora (2003) and author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence (2000). Prior to July of 1998 he was a senior researcher at the Department of Canadian Heritage and chaired the Federal Digitization Task Force’s Access Policy Group.

Policy paradigms must engage governments, both politicians and policy-makers, and they must also engage the other participants in the governance process. Governments have to be engaged, in order to commit resources (monetary, legal, and political) and other participants have to be engaged, to commit their resources which include the time, energy, and mobilization to put sufficient political pressure on governments to convince them to commit public resources. At the federal level, government-wide interest in developing social capital and building social cohesion in Canada can represent a meaningful opportunity for the cultural sector.

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