Rethinking the State’s Role

Privatization, Economics and Cultural Policy
  • David Throsby

Abstract

In most countries of the world, the state plays a significant role in supporting or influencing cultural activity. Almost everywhere governments — whether national, regional or local — have some involvement with the arts and the cultural sector, through the provision of financial support, through the ownership and operation of cultural institutions such as museums, galleries, libraries, performing companies, public broadcasters and so on, and through the imposition of regulations designed to benefit the arts and cultural development generally.

Keywords

Europe Income Stein Arena Stake 

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