Understanding the Economics of Culture as a way out of the Crisis

Abstract

Defence of the need to redefine cultural policies, making them the central axis of actions to emerge from the crisis. Although the intrinsic objective of cultural policy is to satisfy the cultural rights of citizens, in many cases these rights are not even fulfilled. It is necessary to propose new cultural policies that pursue these rights but that are also capable of directing the transformation of the production model and the pursuit of other social objectives. The dimension of the cultural sectors has causal effects on the wealth of European regions. This new policy will have to recognise in a new way the rights of intellectual property and its associated economic rights, facilitate cultural entrepreneurship, democratise the use of public facilities and spaces and try to understand in greater depth the relationship between the individual and the cultural phenomenon.

Pau Rausell Köster Journal Article Journal El profesional de la Información Volume 22 Issue 4 Pages 286-289 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3145/epi.2013.jul.02