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Can Tocqueville Karaoke?, Global Contrasts of Citizen Participation, the Arts and Development

Can Tocqueville Karaoke?, Global Contrasts of Citizen Participation, the Arts and Development.


Are you skeptical about the importance of arts and culture, especially about their possible impact on politics and the economy?

This volume outlines a new framework for analysis of democratic participation and economic growth and explores how these new patterns work around the world.

The new framework joins two past traditions; however, their background histories are clearly separate:

  • democratic participation ideas come mostly from Alexis de Tocqueville,
  • while innovation/bohemian ideas driving the economy are largely inspired by Joseph Schumpeter and Jane Jacobs.

New developments building on these core ideas are detailed in the first two sections of this volume. But these chapters in turn show that more detailed work within each tradition leads to an integration of the two: participation joins innovation. This is the main theme in the book's third section, the buzz around arts and culture organizations, and how they can transform politics, economics, and social life.

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Contributing Authors

Terry Nichols Clark

Peter Achterberg

Chad Anderson

Miree Byun

Susana L. F. Cabaco

Filipe Carreira da Silva

Daniel J. Della Posta

Arkaida Dini

Wonho Jang

Seokho Kim

Yoshiaki Kobayashi

Jong Youl Lee

Cristina Mateos Mora

Clemente Jesus Navarro Yanez

Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Garcia

Stephen Sawyer

Daniel Silver

Di Wu

Joseph Yi

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781781907368
ISBN Electronic: 9781781907375
ISSN: 1479-3520
Publication Date: 20 May 2014
Format print: Paperback
Page count: 250
Dimensions: 165 x 240

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Also available in Hardback

ISBN: 9781783501922