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The Politics of Cultural Policy in France


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kim Eling
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kim Eling
    Pages 38-61
  4. Kim Eling
    Pages 62-82
  5. Kim Eling
    Pages 83-102
  6. Kim Eling
    Pages 103-127
  7. Kim Eling
    Pages 128-148
  8. Kim Eling
    Pages 149-172
  9. Kim Eling
    Pages 173-190
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-226

About this book


The Politics of Cultural Policy in France offers a lively and iconoclastic account of cultural policy-making in France. Focusing on the policies of the Socialist governments of 1981-86 and 1988-93, the book suggests that policy towards the arts was shaped less by an all-powerful state than by influential professional interest groups. In addition to presenting unusual insights into a policy area which has rarely been studied by political science, The Politics of Cultural Policy in France thus provides significant revisions to conventional views of relations between the state and civil society in France.


cultural policy France government Policy political science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.International Labour OfficeGenevaSwitzerland

About the authors

KIM ELING is currently an Associate Expert with the International Labour Office in Geneva. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris, he previously taught French politics and public policy at the London School of Economics (1995-96).

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