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Sundeen, J. & Blomgren, R. (2019). Kulturlivets tillrättaläggare. Paper presented at NCCPR 2019, Bifröst University, Island, August 28-30, 2019.. Axess (7), 22-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kulturlivets tillrättaläggare
2019 (Swedish)In: Axess, ISSN 1651-0941, no 7, p. 22-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019
Keywords
Tjänstemän, aktivism, bibliotekslag, kulturpolitik, socialism, yttrandefrihet
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21816 (URN)
Conference
NCCPR 2019, Bifröst University, Island, August 28-30, 2019.
Note

Artikeln är en populariserad version av konferensenpapret "Politisk aktivism inom kulturpolitikens genomförandeled", presenterad på konferensen NCCPR 2019 på Bifröst University, Island.

Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
Sundeen, J. & Blomgren, R. (2019). Politisk aktivism inom kulturpolitikens genomförandeled. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research (NCCPR) 2019, Iceland, 28-30 Augusti, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politisk aktivism inom kulturpolitikens genomförandeled
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The question of politicization of culture is usually analyzed in terms of the importance of keeping the distance between the institutions of the cultural sector and the politicians on the national, regional and local level. In this paper, we – however – turn the attention to the producers of culture themselves. Based on a problematizing approach and empirical material from the 1970s and 2010s, we raise a principal question: Is the liberty and autonomy of culture threatened by ideological motivated public servants within the institutions of the cultural sector? The central concept in the paper is political and ideological activism. In 1970s, activists in the field proclaimed that the cultural policy institutions should be instruments in the working class struggle against the capitalist society, today these concepts have been replaced by antiracism and identity politics. Three fields of cultural policy are in focus in our tentative exemplification: libraries, theaters and museums

Keywords
Activism, public servants, socialism, politicization, the legacy of 1968, identity politics
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22643 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research (NCCPR) 2019, Iceland, 28-30 Augusti, 2019
Available from: 2020-01-23 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
Audunson, R., Aabø, S., Blomgren, R., Hobohm, H.-C., Jochumsen, H., Khosrowjerdi, M., . . . Vårheim, A. (2019). Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprhensive review of research. Journal of Documentation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprhensive review of research
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Public libraries, Democracy, Public sphere, Habermas
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21818 (URN)10.1108/JD-02-2019-0015 (DOI)000487075600010 ()2-s2.0-85071288053 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, R. (2019). The marketization of regional film production: a strategy for economic growth. In: Karin M Ekström (Ed.), Museum Marketization: Cultural Institutions in the Neoliberal Era. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The marketization of regional film production: a strategy for economic growth
2019 (English)In: Museum Marketization: Cultural Institutions in the Neoliberal Era / [ed] Karin M Ekström, London: Routledge, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Mastering Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries, ISSN 9780429686061
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22647 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-23 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
Johannisson, J. & Blomgren, R. (2018). Failures in Swedish cultural policy, and why cultural policy research does not seem to care. In: : . Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2018), Tallinn, August 21-25, 2018.. Borås: Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Failures in Swedish cultural policy, and why cultural policy research does not seem to care
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we explore the argument that research on Swedish public cultural policy has not contributed to providing an academically sound and critical basis for assessing basic failures in Swedish cultural policy. The aim of our paper is to tentatively trace a limited selection of explanations for why this is the case and our contribution is thus perhaps best classified as belonging to the meta-study of cultural policy research. We conclude that a basic challenge for the cultural policy research field is its tendency to reproduce normative assumptions generated by cultural policy stakeholders. Research on Swedish cultural policy thus runs the risk of integrating research with the policy sector, rather than provide an autonomous knowledge basis. We argue that one important remedy would be comparative studies, between cultural policies in different countries as well as between different policy fields. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2018
Keywords
cultural policy research, cultural policy objectives, autonomy
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15670 (URN)
Conference
10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2018), Tallinn, August 21-25, 2018.
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, R. (2018). The origins of the arts council movement; philanthropy and policy [Review]. The International Journal of Cultural Policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The origins of the arts council movement; philanthropy and policy
2018 (English)In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
cultural policy, art policy
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15671 (URN)10.1080/10286632.2018.1547381 (DOI)000460160400010 ()
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2020-01-31Bibliographically approved
Henningsen, E. & Blomgren, R. (2017). Organisere for organiseringens skyld -: Kultursamverkansmodellen og organisasjonsreformenes rolle i nordisk kulturpolitikk. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, 20(01-02), 51-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organisere for organiseringens skyld -: Kultursamverkansmodellen og organisasjonsreformenes rolle i nordisk kulturpolitikk
2017 (Norwegian)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, Vol. 20, no 01-02, p. 51-70Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we discuss the role of organisational reforms in Nordic cultural policy, based on a case study of the cultural cooperation model (kultursamverkansmodellen) that was implemented in Sweden in 2011. For decades, Nordic countries have opted for organisational change as a means of fulfilling principal cultural policy objectives, such as the goal of providing universal access to art and culture. However, organisational reforms have rarely led to decisive changes of such a kind and appear rather as «organising for the sake of organising». As shown in the article, the cultural cooperation model provides an ample illustration of this tendency. How can this tendency be explained and what broader lessons about mechanisms that shape cultural policy in the Nordic countries can be derived from the case of the cultural cooperation model? Inspired by the perspective of critical realism, the article formulates six hypotheses that can answer these questions. The first is that organisational reforms have come to function as a substitute for the provision of economic recourses by the government. A second hypothesis is that cultural policy objectives tend to be ascribed a symbolic value rather than to be seen as dictates for action. Our third hypothesis is that cultural policy takes place within a consensus framework that prevents substantial changes to policy. The fourth hypothesis is that cultural policy is characterized by segmented institutional structures that work against substantial changes to policy. The fifth hypothesis is that that cultural policy takes the form of a politics of recognition and that various actors’ demand for attention by the state takes precedence over other aims. The last hypothesis is that cultural policy to a low degree is subject to voter control.

Abstract [no]

I denne artikkelen diskuterer vi rollen organisasjonsreformer har i den nordiske kulturpolitikken på bakgrunn av en case studie av Kultursamverkansmodellen, som ble implementert i Sverige i 2011. Gjennom flere tiår har organisasjonsendring vært et foretrukket redskap for å oppfylle overordnede målsettinger i kulturpolitikken, slik som målet om universell tilgang til kunst og kultur. Organisasjonsreformene har imidlertid sjelden ledet til noen større endringer av dette slaget og framstår snarere som «organisering for organiseringens skyld». Som vi viser i artikkelen, illustrerer kultursamverkansmodellen denne tendensen. Hvordan kan denne tendensen forklares og hvilke bredere lærdommer om mekanismene som former kulturpolitikken kan avledes fra eksempelet kultursamverkansmodellen? Inspirert av perspektivet til den kritiske realismen, formulerer vi seks hypoteser som kan gi svar på disse spørsmålene. Den første hypotesen er at organisasjonsreformer har blitt et substitutt for økonomiske ressurser. En annen er at kulturpolitiske mål i første rekke tilskrives en symbolsk verdi. Vår tredje hypotese er at kulturpolitikken preges av en konsensusorientering som forhindrer reelle endringer. Den fjerde hypotesen er at kulturpolitikken preges av segmenterte strukturer, som også motvirker reelle endringer. En femte hypotese er at kulturpolitikk tar form av anerkjennelsespolitikk og at kravene om at staten skal tilkjenne ulike aktører oppmerksomhet blir viktigere enn andre mål. Den siste hypotesen er at kulturpolitikken er et politikkområde som i liten grad er gjenstand for velgerkontroll.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2017
Keywords
Cultural policy, the cultural cooperation model, organisational reform, cultural policy mechanisms, Kulturpolitikk, samverkansmodellen, organisasjonsreformer, kulturpolitikkens mekanismer
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13379 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, R. & Johannisson, J. (2016). Decentralisering i svensk kulturpolitik: Idéer, argument och resultat. In: Jenny Svensson & Klara Tomson (Ed.), Kampen om kulturen: Idéer och förändring på det kulturpolitiska fältet (pp. 149-166). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decentralisering i svensk kulturpolitik: Idéer, argument och resultat
2016 (Swedish)In: Kampen om kulturen: Idéer och förändring på det kulturpolitiska fältet / [ed] Jenny Svensson & Klara Tomson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, p. 149-166Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016
Keywords
decentralisering, regional kulturpolitik
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-9428 (URN)978-91-44-11105-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2016-12-30Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, R. & Lindqvist, K. (2016). Fördjupad utvärdering av statsbidraget Skapande skola.. Lund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fördjupad utvärdering av statsbidraget Skapande skola.
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2016. p. 135
Keywords
skapande skola, kommuner, kulturrådet
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11764 (URN)978-91-982330-2-5 (ISBN)978-91-982330-3-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-11 Created: 2017-01-11 Last updated: 2017-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, R. & Johannisson, J. (2015). Kulturpolitik, styrning och legitimetet i svenska regionala kulturplaner. Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv (5), 9-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kulturpolitik, styrning och legitimetet i svenska regionala kulturplaner
2015 (Swedish)In: Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv, ISSN 2001-4961, no 5, p. 9-18-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lunds universitet, 2015
Keywords
regional kulturpolitik, kultursamverkansmodellen, kulturplaner
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8471 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved
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