The article "Implementing the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: The scope and challenge of the interface between business and culture" ("La mise en œuvre de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles: Portée et enjeux de l'interface entre le commerce et la culture"), appeared in the December 2011 edition of the journal Études internationales (volume XLII, no. 4).
The author Antonios Vlassis, Ph.D. in international relations at Institut d'Études Politiques de Bordeaux and member of Centre d'études sur l'intégration et la mondialisation (CEIM), sums up the article as follows:
"The Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE), which was adopted in 2005 and came into force in 2007, is an international mechanism that regulates the 'business-culture' interface. However, implementation of the CDCE does not end with ratification, as the Convention must confront reality through the application of its provisions, compliance with its prescriptions, and the existence of means to help give it concrete form. Based on the postulate that there is a discrepancy between standards prescribed by an international instrument and their concrete results, [the author] maps the 'business-culture' issue, focusing on the legal and political aspects of CDCE implementation. Using a political sociology approach to implementation, [the author] explores the issue of CDCE-induced change in the practices of the actors involved."
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