The Third Sector: Cultural Diversity and Civil Society
Keywords:Culture, Cultural diversity, Civil society, Cultural policy
AbstractAbstract: This paper provides a general overview of the types, membership bases, major positions, and political strategies of cultural groups and policy networks in Canadian cultural policy. There is a need for independent and critical research which can assess and respond to the growth of the several cultural coalitions operating throughout civil society. Within this context, the Canadian and multilateral initiative around a separate cultural accord in global politics offers an avenue of possibility for Canadian rethinking of the value of cultural diversity on the local, national, and international levels. The paper concludes with some suggestions for applying the principles of civic realism to the politics of cultural diversity. Résumé: Cet article fournit une vue d'ensemble sur les types de groupes culturels et de réseaux politiques en politique culturelle canadienne, ainsi que leur nombre d'adhérents, leurs positions principales et leurs stratégies politiques. Dans cette optique, il serait nécessaire d'entreprendre une recherche indépendante et critique pouvant mesurer la croissance des nombreuses coalitions culturelles oeuvrant dans la société civile et pouvant réagir à cette croissance. Dans ce contexte, l'initiative canadienne et multilatérale pour avoir un accord culturel séparé dans les négociations mondiales offre la possibilité au Canada de repenser la valeur de la diversité culturelle aux niveaux local, national et international. Cet article conclut en suggérant comment les principes du réalisme civique peuvent s'appliquer aux politiques de la diversité culturelle.
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