18 Apr 2011
Reconciling Trade and Culture: A Global Law Perspective
Published in the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, No. 41:2 (2011), 158-178.
This article provides an overview of the most essential issues in the trade and culture discourse from a global law perspective. It looks into the intensified disconnect between trade and culture and exposes its flaws and the considerable drawbacks that it brings with it. It is argued that these drawbacks become especially pronounced in the digital media environment, which has strongly affected both the conditions of trade with cultural products and services and cultural diversity in local and global contexts. In this modified setting, there could have been a number of feasible ‘trade and culture’ solutions – i.e. regulatory designs that whilst enhancing trade liberalisation are also conducive to cultural policy. Yet, the realisation of any of these options becomes chimerical as the line between trade and culture matters is drawn in a clear and resolute manner.
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The definitive version was published in The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Volume 41 Issue 2, April 2011.