Cultural Policies in the Baltic States and Slovenia Between 1991 and 2009

  • Egge Kulbok-Lattik
  • Vesna Čopič
Part of the Sociology of the Arts book series (SOA)


The chapter compares cultural policies of the Baltic states and Slovenia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. First, a brief reflection on the similar but still very different historical and communist legacy has been discussed. Also, the wider context of the overall political changes in Europe, when the Baltic States were restored and Slovenia established its independence, has been marked. The main changes in cultural policy during the transition and between 1991 and 2004, and then since the four countries joined the EU between 2004 and 2009, have been pointed out, including some bitter experiences of neoliberal reality. Discussing divergent paths of Western and Eastern European, the concept of multiple modernities has been used.


Comparative Cultural policy Transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Egge Kulbok-Lattik
    • 1
  • Vesna Čopič
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia
  2. 2.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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