Cultural Diversity in International Law: The Effectiveness of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

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Lilian Richieri Hanania
Routledge, 2014 M04 24 - 322 pages

The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) was adopted in 2005 and designed to allow States to protect and promote cultural policies. This book examines the effectiveness of the CDCE and offers ways by which its implementation may be improved to better attain its objectives.

The book provides insight in how the normative character of the CDCE may be strengthened through implementation and increasingly recurrent practice based on its provisions. Hailing from various fields of international law, political and social sciences, the book’s contributors work to promote discussions on the practical and legal influence of the CDCE, and to identify opportunities and recommendations for a more effective application. Part One of the book assesses the effectiveness of the CDCE in influencing other areas of international law and the work conducted by other intergovernmental organizations through the recognition of the double nature (cultural and economic) of cultural goods and services. Part Two focuses on the practice of the CDCE beyond the recognition of the specificity of cultural goods and services in international law by addressing the CDCE’s call for greater international cooperation and stronger integration of cultural concerns in development strategies at the national and regional levels.

The book will be of great use and interest to academics and practitioners in law, social and political sciences, agents of governmental and international organizations, and cultural sector stakeholders.


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The CDCE and the WTO in search for a meaningful role after
UNESCOs role in promoting the CDCE implementation at
b The CDCE impact on other fields of international
The legal nature of the CDCE operational guidelines and their
Part II
The power of knowledge and transparency networked
Implementingthe CDCEin cultural relations and diplomacy
anattempt to promote
b Verticalimplementation integrating cultural
Private sectorcontributions to the implementation ofthe CDCE

The CDCE and the new Education Acts in Latin America
General conclusions and recommendations

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About the author (2014)

Lilian Hanania is an Associate Researcher at the Comparative Law Institute of the University Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

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