The "French Model" and its "Crisis": Ambitions, Ambiguities and Challenges of a Cultural Policy

  • Vincent Dubois Université de Strasbourg / Institut d’'études politiques

Resum

French cultural policy is often regarded as a model. However, in
France, the crisis of national cultural policy has been endlessly
discussed since the 1980s. This disillusionment is partly due to overestimation
of the model’s consistency from the outset. This paper
looks at the foundations of French cultural policy, showing that the
present difficulties stem from the model’s foundational ambiguities
and contradictions. We thus offer a critical view of the legacy of a
policy that has been vigorously pursued over the last fifty years and
analyse the difficulties it currently faces and their roots. The paper
concludes with proposals for new ways of approaching these issues.

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2017-02-16
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Dubois, V. (2017) “The "French Model" and its "Crisis": Ambitions, Ambiguities and Challenges of a Cultural Policy”, Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat, 10. Available at: http://revistadebats.net/article/view/1692 (Accessed: 18April2021).
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