(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Understanding culture-led local development : a critique of alternative theoretical explanations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SACCO P. (1) ; FERILLI G. (1) ; TAVANO BLESSI G. (1) ;
(1) IULM Univ., Milan, ITALIE


In this paper, the AA. carry out a meta-analytic review of the literature on culture-led local development models. They eidentify and discuss three typical fallacies characterising mono-causal culture-led development schemes: instrumentalism, over-engineering, and parochialism. They then discuss their analytical background, and provide examples illustrating the consequences of each. They make a case for a ‘new territorial thinking’ approach that takes into account the tangled hierarchy of global and local viewpoints that is connatural to spatially situated cultural production, and focus upon a non-linear, multi-causal scheme as the only possible framework for the policy design of credible, socially accountable, culture-led development strategies


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no3 [pp. 2806-2821]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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