Cultural policy: management, value and modernity in the creative industries (Book review)
C De Beukelaer
Cultural Trends | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2015
Cultural policy is often seen as peripheral to overall debates in public policy, particularly relative to health, defence, or education (p. 1). O'Brien sets out to show how cultural policy is, in fact, an important part of general public policy (p. 130). In order to do so, he engages with disciplinary links between cultural policy studies and political science. Cultural policy studies grew out of cultural studies – in order to make critical engagement with culture in society more useful and thus applied. In spite of the strongly interdisciplinary nature of this field of research, the debate has largely remained in this sphere.