An Introduction to Cultural Policy in the Polder

Edwin van Meerkerk, Quirijn van den Hoogen

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    Cultural Policy formation is a discursive activity in society. Discourse on cultural policies impacts how we think about the role of art and culture in society and how cultural institutions organize themselves and provide a cultural offering to society. The introduction traces the origins of the Dutch cultural policy system and the discourse during 25 years of cultural policy in the Netherlands. Thus, it takes takes stock of the most pressing issues regarding cultural policy in the Netherlands which will be fleshed out in the chapters of the book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCultural Policy in the Polder
    Subtitle of host publication25 Years Dutch Cultural Policy Act
    EditorsEdwin van Meerkerk, Quirijn van den Hoogen
    PublisherAmsterdam University Press
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9789462986251
    Publication statusPublished - 30-Oct-2018


    • Dutch cultural policy
    • history Dutch Cultural Policy
    • cultural policy debate

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