Alternative Power

Political Economy of Cultural Property

Published in: Journal of International Affairs, OP-ED, Feb. 8, 2013

Posted on RAND.org on February 01, 2013

by Erik Nemeth

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Te politics of cultural property and economics of the art market indicate a complement to hard and soft power in foreign relations. The source of the power is not the artworks and cultural heritage sites per se but the emotional appeal of art and the role of culture in identity.

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