Accounting for Culture. Thinking Through Cultural by Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will

By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural region argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has developed considerably and that conventional rationales for nation intervention now not apply.

The thought of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and provides a probably compelling replacement intent for presidency intervention within the cultural area. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural signs and of governance thoughts also are new arrivals, rising as in all probability robust instruments for coverage and application development.

Accounting for tradition is a different number of essays from major Canadian and foreign students that seriously examines cultural citizenship, cultural symptoms, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. will probably be of significant curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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What is the state of cultural citizenship? What is the state of cultural participation? What is the impact of public policy? All these questions call for indicators so as to know where we are, in order to know where we are, or should be, going. But indicators play an even more central role in the book and in the conference, and, as was stated earlier, cultural citizenship and cultural indicators are the two poles around which theorization built. This reflects an intellectual stance, research in the context of practice, which is a very strong thread across the participants and which implies a curiosity about the ideas behind the tools and the practices implied in the concepts.

In addition, governance refers to processes of decision-making using information flows and networks of relationships between the relevant societal actors. The shift to governance has been explained in a number of ways, from social actors wishing to be more involved in decisions, to governments wishing to be less involved, to the influence of globalization and the ways in which the rescaling of political and social action is taking place at the present time. Governance obliges governments to connect in new ways with non-governmental actors and to create the networks and structures for successful decision-making.

JUDITH A. LAROCQUE holds a master of arts in public administration and an honours bachelor of arts in political science from Carleton University. She has a broad and varied experience in government. She started her career in 1979 at the Public Service Commission. She was a procedural officer at the House of Commons from 1982 to 1984. She has occupied the positions of chief of staff to the Government Leader in the Senate and minister of state for federal-provincial relations, and she has also been the executive assistant to the minister of justice and attorney general for Canada.

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