Cultural Policy

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‘The International Transfer of Creative Industries as a Policy Idea’

with Jenny Svensson and Klara Tomson

The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2015

This article examines the transfer of creative industries as a policy idea to Lithuania. Tracing the stages of the transfer and analysing its consequences in the local cultural policy field, this paper argues for the importance of studying cultural policy process. The findings reveal that the process of the international transfer of creative industries mattered, because it generated wider transformations in cultural policy field by having ambiguous effects on local power relations. The policy idea of creative industries opened the cultural policy field to new actors. As a result, competition for scarce state funding increased, but cultural organisations gained access to the European Union structural funds. In all, creative industries as a policy idea significantly transformed Lithuanian state cultural policy, in that it led to a reassessment of both the practices and identities of cultural organisations.

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 routledge cultpol 2015

“Post-Soviet Transformation of Lithuanian State Cultural Policy: The Meanings of Democratisation”.

Cultural Policy and Democracy, edited by Geir Vestheim (London & New York: Routledge, 2015).

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“Post-Soviet Transformation of Lithuanian State Cultural Policy: The Meanings of Democratisation”.

The International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 18, no.5 (2012): pp.563-578.

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nordisk kulturpolitisk

“From Authoritarian to Democratic Cultural Policy: Making Sense of De-Sovietisation in Lithuania after 1990”.

The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 12, no. 1 (2009): pp.191-221.

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