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Understanding China : navigating the road ahead

Keane, Michael A. (2009) Understanding China : navigating the road ahead. Economia della Cultura, pp. 11-18.

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Abstract

This paper proposes an alternative way of understanding China’s emergence, drawing on the idea of the creative industries. It looks at China’s embrace of the idea of cultural and creative industries and argues that this paradigm demonstrates that structures of domination (i.e. the commanding heights of political economy exemplified in political economy of the media) are being replaced by geographical development initiatives, mostly led by local governments and councils. In this decentralisation of power we find the seedlings of a more open and democratic society.

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ID Code: 29640
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: China, media policy, creative industries, cultural policy
ISSN: 1122-7885
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author].
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2010 09:19
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:16

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