Sovereignty and software

Flew, Terry (2005) Sovereignty and software. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 11(3), pp. 243-260.

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Abstract

This article will critically appraise two approaches to cultural policy. The first focuses upon the need for a national cultural policy in order to establish a national "common culture" among its citizens, through measures to promote the arts and popular media sectors, and set limits to the flow of imported materials into the nation. This is what has been termed the "sovereignty" model, and has historically been the driver of cultural policy debates. The second approach, which is called the "software" approach, aims to create cultural infrastructure and other environmental factors to promote a creative economy, whether at local, regional, national or supra‐national levels. It questions the historical divides between "culture" and "industry", and between "creativity" and "innovation", and is focused upon the development of future ideas and creative concepts. It draws upon the very different conditions associated with the development of software to those of established arts and media sectors, and aims to extend the "software" model more widely into cultural and creative industries policy.

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ID Code: 10510
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1080/10286630500411200
ISSN: 1028-6632
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Cultural Policy 11(3):pp. 243-260.
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:28

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