Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world ‘map’ of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?
Several intergovernmental organizations are concerned with the elaboration and enforcement of international standards and regulations (see also the digests in volumes 1 and 2 of this series). With regard to cultural expression and creativity, the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) comes to mind immediately, but that of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is even more germane.
UNESCO standard-setting is essentially ‘soft law’. The first instrument it adopted was the 1948 Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and ...