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La politique culturelle de la France depuis 1959


  • Laurent Martin


France undeniably occupies a special place in panorama of cultural policies devised in contemporary developed societies in that it has long served as a model. The design and implementation of an active cultural policy under the aegis of the state is a long-standing practice, reinforced by successive regimes and governments since World War II. The paradox is that, even as this model continues to enjoy a fine reputation abroad, it is widely disparaged and condemned in France because of its failures and dead-ends. But the model has also evolved towards a new balance between the state and the local government bodies to which the decentralization laws devolved new powers and responsibilities: a new partnership among them was favoured by the practice of cultural development contracts. Does the end of the lyrical illusion means the end of any ambition for cultural policy?

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  • Laurent Martin, 2010. "La politique culturelle de la France depuis 1959," Economia della Cultura, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 193-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:jkrece:doi:10.1446/32868:y:2010:i:2:p:193-210

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