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Toward circular governance in the culture and creative economy: Learning the lessons from the circular economy and environment

Pratt, A.C. ORCID: 0000-0003-2215-9648 (2022). Toward circular governance in the culture and creative economy: Learning the lessons from the circular economy and environment. City, Culture and Society, 29, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ccs.2022.100450

Abstract

This paper considers the two concepts: the cultural and creative ecosystem, and the circular economy. It explores superficial commonalities and differences, as well as what can be learned from this ‘cyclical’ thinking (which we later frame as relational and contextual thinking). We lay out the common narratives of circularity in the representation of environmental and cultural sustainability. The aim is to move beyond superficial comparisons and understand the conceptual shifts that underlie them. The paper then seeks to explore what lessons can be learned from this understanding for the creative economy, about which there has been recent debate about its environmental impact. The final section turns to the governance of the (proto-) circular economy, and explores what sort of a ‘fit’ these new ideas have with existing institutions, and what changes are likely to be needed to current institutions and governance.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Circular economy, Creative economy, Cultural heritage, Environment, Sustainability, Creative ecosystem
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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