An Introduction to Cultural Policy in the Polder

van Meerkerk, E. & van den Hoogen, Q., 30-Oct-2018, Cultural Policy in the Polder: 25 Years Dutch Cultural Policy Act. van Meerkerk, E. & van den Hoogen, Q. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press, p. 11-36 25 p.

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Cultural Policy formation is a discursive activity in society. Discourse on cultural policies impacts how we think about the role of art and culture in society and how cultural institutions organize themselves and provide a cultural offering to society. The introduction traces the origins of the Dutch cultural policy system and the discourse during 25 years of cultural policy in the Netherlands. Thus, it takes takes stock of the most pressing issues regarding cultural policy in the Netherlands which will be fleshed out in the chapters of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Policy in the Polder
Subtitle of host publication25 Years Dutch Cultural Policy Act
EditorsEdwin van Meerkerk, Quirijn van den Hoogen
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9789462986251
Publication statusPublished - 30-Oct-2018


  • Dutch cultural policy, history Dutch Cultural Policy, cultural policy debate
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