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Íslensk menningarstefna

Íslensk menningarstefna

Title: Íslensk menningarstefna
Alternative Title: Icelandic Cultural Policy
Author: Sigurjonsson, Njordur   orcid.org/0000-0003-1789-4285
Date: 2013
Language: Icelandic
Scope: 454-471
University/Institute: Háskólinn á Bifröst
Bifröst University
Department: Félagsvísindadeild (HB)
Department of Social Sciences (UB)
Series: Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla;9(2)
ISSN: 1670-679X
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13177/irpa.a.2013.9.2.10
Subject: Cultural policy; Cultural management; Strategy Aesthetics; Menningarstefna; Menningarstjórnun; Fagurfræði; Stefnumótun
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/133

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Njörður Sigurjónsson, & Njörður Sigurjónsson 1974. (2013). Íslensk menningarstefna. Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla, 9(2), 454 doi:/10.13177/irpa.a.2013.9.2.10


In Mars 2013 the Icelandic Parliament decided upon the first formal “Icelandic Cultural Policy”. In this article that document is examined in light of debates concerning the concept of deliberate cultural policy making. Two main themes stand out as central in the new policy: participation/access on the one hand, and the importance of rules and procedures on the other. It is also noteworthy that there is less emphasis on national identity and Icelandic cultural heritage than perhaps was suspected. Even if there is no one definition that can be con-sidered the right one for “cultural policy” (O. Bennett 2004; T. Bennett 2007; Frenander 2008; Gray 2010), it is important to understand and make clear those interpretations that may be dominant at a particular moment in time. For more in depth insight this study compares a few recent reviews and studies of cul-tural policies (Gestur Guðmundsson 2003; Haukur F. Hannessonar 2009; Bjarki Valtýsson 2011; Ágúst Einarsson 2012) and all these threads spin the narrative of contemporary debates on cultural policy in Iceland.

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