Not so cool Britannia: The role of the creative industries in economic development

Oakley, K. (2004) Not so cool Britannia: The role of the creative industries in economic development. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1), pp. 67-77. (doi:10.1177/1367877904040606)

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Abstract

This article provides a brief overview of current UK policy and practice in the area of the creative industries and economic development and aims to raise concerns about what I see as the problems arising in the implementation of these policies. It argues that the desire to use ‘creative industries’ as a single weapon with which to turn around economically depressed regions risks creating polarized and unsustainable economic development. Creative industries developments, if they are to succeed, cannot be disconnected from the cultural policies that nurtured them and the social policies that can help to sustain them.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Oakley, Professor Kate
Authors: Oakley, K.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:International Journal of Cultural Studies
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1367-8779
ISSN (Online):1460-356X

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