My essential reads: cultural democracy

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My essential reads: cultural democracy

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By David Stevenson, Centre for Cultural Value


What is cultural democracy and how have ideas about cultural democracy - from the radical to the pragmatic - influenced policy and practise? David Stevenson shares seven recommended reads on cultural democracy and challenges you to think about how cultural participation is understood and supported in the UK.



David's essential reads are intended to make explicit the challenges of implementing radical structural change in cultural policy. After reading his seven recommended pieces, he wants you to ask yourself whether a "good enough" cultural democracy is good enough?

Our series of My Essential Reads features academics and practitioners sharing their top recommended reading in an area of cultural value.

Published: 2020
Resource type: Essential reads