Author: Nada Švob-Đokić

Title: The commentary on typologies of cultural policies

Reviewers/Editorial review/Series editors: Jaka Primorac, Aleksandra Uzelac

Publisher: IRMO – Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose (Institute for Development and International Relations)

Year: 2017

Language: Croatian with English summary


The commentary on typologies of cultural policies discusses two cases of cultural typology (Hesmondhalgh et al., 2015, and Dragićević Šešić and Stojković, 2013) that illustrate conditional typologies of the state cultural policies. Such typologies remain flexible and hard to systematize mainly due to multiple differences among societies, states and their administrations, but also due to general different understandings of culture. The mentioned typologies also show that the term cultural policy remains multi-significant, which reflects the need to develop specialized cultural policies that may suit particular organizations or particular cultural actions and projects. However, the state cultural policies contextualize specialized cultural policies due to the fact that in most countries the state remains a most powerful investor of public means in culture. In this respect it is essential to achieve a harmonized relationship among the most powerful investors of public funds and individual ingenuity of cultural creators.

CULPOL Commentary 1 – The commentary on typologies of cultural policies (in Croatian)

The CULPOL Commentary has been published with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, within the framework of activities of the Jean Monnet Project EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues / CULPOL (575442-EPP-1-2016-1-HR-EPPJMO-PROJECT). It brings concise policy-oriented analysis and case studies addressing current issues in cultural policy research and practice, with the aim to pool the research of the project stakeholders and make it more visible and accessible to all the interested parties. More information about the project is available at:
The publication reflects the views of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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