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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Read the Introduction
Terry Nichols Clark
Susana L. F. Cabaco
Filipe Carreira da Silva
Daniel J. Della Posta
Jong Youl Lee
Cristina Mateos Mora
Clemente Jesus Navarro Yanez
Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Garcia
ISBN Electronic: 9781781907375
Publication Date: 20 May 2014
Format print: Paperback
Page count: 250
Dimensions: 165 x 240
Also available in Hardback