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1 Mar 2014    Books/ Book Chapters
Burri, Mira


Trade versus Culture: The Policy of Cultural Exception and the World Trade Organization

Trade versus Culture: The Policy of Cultural Exception and the World Trade Organization

A chapter by Mira Burri in the Palgrave Handbook of European Media Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; co-edited by Pauwels, Donders and Loisen).


It is the chapter’s purpose to examine the proponents of the cultural exception policy, their strategies and demands, and to explore how they came to be reflected in the law and policy of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The chapter also looks at the current state of affairs, as although WTO law has not undergone any substantial amendments since its entry into force in 1995, the media landscape has in the meantime been truly transformed, in some aspects in a revolutionary manner. The broader picture of global governance has not remained still either, with new and emergent powers, changing mechanisms of rule-making and taking.

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