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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.
Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and ...
Chapter 23: Mexico City: Cultural Policies, Governance and Civil Society
Mexico City: Cultural Policies, Governance and Civil Society
In Mexico City, one of the world's most socio-economically fragmented and unequal urban agglomerations, cultural democracy needs to be constructed for a highly diverse civil society. But the city's policies are shot through with inadequacies and contradictions. Its public management culture is too weak to enable participation or to harness the creative energies and entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens. To be sure, a strong business sector based on culture exists already, but small-and medium-sized initiatives in the cultural sphere are unable to progress and Mexico's citizens need the chance to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization and become full players in trans-local cultural processes.
Local Cultural Governance Challenges
Mexico City is ...