Key Literature

Victoria Durrer and Kerry McCall Magan, co-founders of Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, are delighted to announce a special issue on cultural policymaking and research on the island of Ireland for the peer-reviewed academic journal Cultural Trends. This issue can be accessed here.

Other key literature relating to cultural policy generally:

Gray, C. (2010) ‘Analysing cultural policy: incorrigibly plural or ontologically incompatible?’ International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp.215-230.

Dept of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. (2015) Culture 2025: discussion document.

Isar, Y.R. (2009) ‘Cultural Policy’: Towards a Global Survey,’ Culture Unbound, Vol.1, pp.51–65.

Madden, C. (2007) ‘Policy research by government arts agencies: a review of approaches,’ D’Art Topics in Arts Policy, No.26, International Federation of Arts Councils and and Culture Agencies, Sydney.

Mulcahy, K. (2006) ‘Cultural Policy: Definitions and Theoretical Approaches,’ The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Vol.35, No.4, pp.319-330.

Schuster, J. M. (2002) Informing Cultural Policy: The Research and Information Infrastructure. New Brunswick: Center for Urban Policy Research. Part 1.

Scullion, A. and Garcia, B. (2005) ‘What is Cultural Policy research?International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol.11, No.2, pp.113-127.

This page is very much a work in progress, if you would like to add any key literature relating to cultural policy research, especially literature relating to Ireland, please contact us.

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