Publications Archive

The following archive contains various books, reports, working papers, and syllabi published by the Cultural Policy Center.

April, 2001

Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care

Cultural innovations and breakthroughs come frequently in geographic clusters. Periclean Athens, the Florentine Renaissance, Parisian culture of the nineteenth century, and the Mississippi Delta blues are just a few examples of how creativity of a...

April, 2001

A New Institutional Economics Approach to the Organization of State and Provincial Arts Councils

The field of cultural economics has had as a central concern the question of public funding of the arts. In general there have been two streams of analysis, which I will call the welfare economics approach and the public choice approach....

April, 2001

The State Arts Agency: An Overview of Cultural Federalism in the United States

This essay is a brief summary of the history of state arts councils (SAAs) of the United States. While these fifty-six agencies include the six special jurisdictions of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American...

April, 2001

Information Sources for State-Level Arts Policy: Current Resources and Future Needs

It has been widely accepted that policy-making is best informed by analyses of complete and reliable information that enable policy makers to clarify their goals and foresee the consequences of their interventions. A paucity of such data...

April, 2001

The State Arts Agency Policy Environment

It will surely be a useful endeavor to “unveil” state-level cultural policy – to reveal the many forms it takes, to understand its origination and encourage the transfer of useful ideas from state to state. But an...

February, 2001

What Has The Visual Arts Rights Act Of 1990 Accomplished?

In 1990 Congress enacted the Visual Arts Rights Act (VARA), which amended the U.S. Copyright statute to provide attribution and integrity rights, commonly called moral rights, for authors of works of visual art. Attribution rights...

May, 2000

Identity Art: The Social and Aesthetic Market for Contemporary "Folk" Art

From the introduction: To understand the structure of the world of self-taught art means taking into account the considerations of the market and of the professional infrastructure that surrounds the market. In this argument, my attention will not...

April, 2000

Trust and the Art Market

The aim of this paper is to explore series of issues about trust, knowledge, confidence and commercial practice in the art market.

March, 2000

Museums, the Market and Antiquities

Introduction: Perspectives The framework of analysis for the study of cultural property, at least in the United States, was established by Professor John Henry Merryman of Stanford University. Professor Merryman posited in several influential...

March, 2000

Refracting Rights through Material Culture: Implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Abstract Since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) by the United States Congress in 1990, Native Americanists and legal scholars have claimed that the Act exemplifies progressive human rights...