La documentation française has recently published a work entitled Towards a World History of Cultural Policies (Pour une histoire des politiques culturelles dans le monde). Taking an historical point of view, the book uses case studies to expand and enrich a collection of accounts from a 2009 international forum marking the 50 th anniversary of France's Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The postscript provides a summary and describes the major milestones that have marked the development of cultural public policy around the world since World War II. It includes essays on the following countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (including Québec), Chili, Denmark, Spain, the United States, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The introduction to Towards a World History of Cultural Policies can be downloaded online from the archives of HAL-SHS.
For more information on this publication, please visit the La documentation française website.