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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Introducing ‘Cultural Indicator’ Suites
Introducing ‘cultural indicator’ suites
Helmut K.Anheier

Any indicator system requires a conceptual framework to guide its purpose, the selection of indicators and the kind of information needed. Using the framework presented in the Introduction to this volume, the present chapter proposes the development of an integrated sequence of indicators and their presentation around the notion of ‘indicator suites’. These suites display information on selected facets of the relationships between cultures and globalization. In developing this integrated indicator system, we address questions like: How can we identify the most important indicators across a range of audiences, users and purposes, and why? What are the priorities in terms of data coverage, data collection, information needs as well as methodological developments in the field? How can ...

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