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Political Science Cultural Policy

Accounting for Culture

Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship

edited by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte & Will Straw

Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2005
Cultural Policy, Public Affairs & Administration
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Many scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in the cultural sector argue that Canadian cultural policy is at a crossroads: that the environment for cultural policy-making has evolved substantially and that traditional rationales for state intervention no longer apply. The concept of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural policy landscape, and offers a potentially compelling alternative rationale for government intervention in the cultural sector. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural indicators and of governance concepts are also new arrivals, emerging as potentially powerful tools for policy and program development. Accounting for Culture is a unique collection of essays from leading Canadian and international scholars that critically examines cultural citizenship, cultural indicators, and governance in the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. It will be of great interest to scholars of cultural policy, communications, cultural studies, and public administration alike.
Published in English.

About the authors

Caroline Andrew is professor at the School of Political Studies and director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. She co-edited Accounting for Culture: Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship (University of Ottawa Press, 2005).

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Monica Gattinger is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at uOttawa’s School of Political Studies, and Chair of Positive Energy. She holds a PhD in public policy from Carleton University. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on the energy and arts/Cultural Policy sectors. Her work explores ways of strengthening governance, policy, and regulation in the context of fast-paced innovation, technological change, and markets; fundamental social and value change; and lower public trust in government, industry, science, and expertise.


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M. Sharon Jeannotte is manager of the International Comparative Socio-Cultural Research Unit in the Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate of the Department of Canadian Heritage (Government of Canada).

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Will Straw is an associate professor in and chair of the Department of Art History and Communications at McGill University.

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