Cultural Rights in a Global World

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Anura Goonasekera, Cees J. Hamelink, Venkat Iyer
Eastern Universities Press, 2003 - Social Science - 290 pages
This book addresses the topic of cultural rights with special emphasis on developing countries. It examines issues central to cultural autonomy in a globalized communication environment and explores new approaches, which may ensure a more equitable participation of poorer countries in defending their cultural rights. Special emphasis is given to the implications of globalization for the cultural survival of smaller and weaker developing countries. More specifically, this volume examines issues addressed in a seminar which preceded the book. It examines: the importance of cultural autonomy for development and progress; the implications of emerging international legal and regulatory principles for cultural rights and autonomy; the control of cultural expression by mega-media TNCs; the position of the individual artist vis--vis regulatory regimes such as TRIPs and WTO; the formulation of policies of self-reliance and alternative developments in communication; the elements essential for n

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