Author(s): Sarah Armstrong
This paper argues that developments associated with economic globalization have heightened the challenge of using domestic policy to foster and protect culture. Two developments associated with economic globalization and internationalization, rapid developments in information technology and the international trade regime, have rendered ineffective Canada's long-standing policy instruments designed to protect the industry. Policy discourse has also changed by bringing into sharp relief two opposing models that address the role of the state in protecting culture: the global market model and the local culture model. Internationalization has also forced cultural policy communities to work together at the international level.