Publication
Title
Culture for development and the UNESCO policy on the protection of cultural property during armed conflict
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Abstract
UNESCO increasingly points to the value of culture for sustainable development. However, if we review UNESCO policies on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, developing countries do not seem to find access or implement them. Consequently, this paper analyses UNESCO initiatives related to the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict from a developmental perspective and explores whether they are adequate and inclusive for developing countries. Data for this paper were gathered from document analyses and additional expert interviews obtained via email questionnaires. The paper finds that UNESCO tends to be willing to improve the situation. However, the ratification rates of the relevant UNESCO Conventions in developing countries remain low, the implementation of these instruments is almost non-existent and the commitment to UNESCO protection policies is insufficient. This is mainly due to a lack of awareness and to the fact that the initiative has to come from the state concerned; the possibilities for international cooperation are still quite limited.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of cultural policy. - London
Publication
London : 2014
ISSN
1028-6632
Volume/pages
20:3(2014), p. 245-260
ISI
000330020200001
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 22.08.2013
Last edited 19.04.2017
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