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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.

Globalization and Cultural Conflict: An Institutional Approach
Globalization and cultural conflict: An institutional approach
BeverlyCrawford

The links between economic globalization and cultural conflict are found at the level of the state and the level of the society. Global economic forces can weaken state institutions that ensure social peace, and can cause distinct cultural groups in multi-ethnic societies to suffer disproportionate economic hardships and gains. This suffering provides a concrete justification for grievances that can be transformed into a resource for political mobilization by cultural entrepreneurs. If political institutions provide a legitimate arena for those entrepreneurs to compete and if resources are allocated fairly cultural politics, like other kinds of political competition, can be legitimate and stable. But when demographic and economic changes – often brought on by ...

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