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Cultural Policy Landscapes: A Guide to Eighteen Central and South East European Countries

Cultural Policy Landscapes: A Guide to Eighteen Central and South East European Countries is a compilation of cultural policies in the CSEE region and in the Baltic States.

It covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine. A set of synoptic country profiles retraces the historical development since the early 1990s and outlines specific national cultural policy issues as well as present-day international relations. These snapshots of cultural policy developments are supplemented by an assessment of cultural data: national cultural budgets, cultural expenditure per capita and cultural expenditure as a proportion of GDP from the 1990s to 2010 are presented in timelines, enabling the reader to understand the countries’ individual developments and also to compare the processes in different countries concerning the growth and decline of the cultural budgets, the topics in cultural policies, the on-going transformation processes, priorities and gaps of international relations, and the difficult situation of contemporary art.

An e-published version of this guide is available for download on the ERSTE Foundation website.

Cultural Policy Landscapes was compiled by the österreichische kulturdokumentation. internationales archiv für kulturanalysen and supported by ERSTE Foundation.

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