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The European Union and Culture: Between Economic Regulation and European Cultural Policy

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet


This book explains how and why the European Union has started to intervene in the cultural policy sector—understood here as the public policies aimed at supporting and regulating the arts and cultural industries. It is a comprehensive account of the Communitarisation process of the cultural policy sector. Before 1992, no legal basis for EU intervention in the field of culture appeared in the Treaties. Member states were, in any case, reluctant to share their competences in a policy sector considered to be an area of national sovereignty. In such circumstances, how was the Communitarisation of ... More

Keywords: European Union, cultural policy sector, public policies, arts, cultural industries, Communitarisation, EU intervention, treaties, member states, national sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074356
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, author