The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused through new media technologies. This book:

develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy; draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography; explores what it means for policy-makers when culture and creativity move from the margins to the center of economic dynamics; makes extensive use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation of students who will increasingly be establishing a ‘portfolio career’ in the creative industries

International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant that it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies.

International Models of Creative Industries Policy

International models of creative industries policy

This chapter takes up some of the themes developed in the discussion of how creative industries policies developed in the United Kingdom, considering some implications of extending the analysis to other parts of the world. There are five cases considered: the European Union; North America; East Asia; Australia and New Zealand; and strategies for developing countries as proposed by UNESCO and UNCTAD. One clear theme that comes through from this comparative analysis is that a plurality of strategies have emerged under the general rubric of creative industries, so it is difficult – and becoming increasingly so – to speak of a singular creative industries policy template, such as that developed in the UK in ...

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