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Title
The impact of 'central places' on spatial spending patterns : evidence from Flemish local government cultural expenditures
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Abstract
Governments often see it as their responsibility to support cultural life and at times spend a significant amount of resources in the pursuit of this goal. The present article analyses whether and how municipalities influence each other in this decision to spend resources on the arts (using data on local government cultural spending in 304 Flemish municipalities in 2002). Following 'central place theory', the focal point of the analysis is the idea that-especially for cultural expenditures-large municipalities (and, specifically, 'central places') may affect their neighbours' behaviour differently than small municipalities. The empirical analysis supports this idea. Indeed, we show that Flemish municipalities' cultural spending is generally positively affected by that in neighbouring municipalities. This pattern is, however, significantly more complex for municipalities neighbouring the 13 largest Flemish cities.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of cultural economics. - Akron, Ohio, 1977, currens
Publication
Akron, Ohio : 2008
ISSN
0885-2545
Volume/pages
32:1(2008), p. 35-58
ISI
000252673800002
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