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Part 1: Intellectual and political landscape Instrumental policies: causes, consequences, museums and galleries

  title={Part 1: Intellectual and political landscape Instrumental policies: causes, consequences, museums and galleries},
  author={Clive S. Gray},
Instrumentalization has been seen to have taken place in the museums and galleries sector in Britain, and across the cultural sector as a whole. This article locates this instrumentalization in the context of changes in both the public management of goods and services within the British political system and the dominant ideologies that are used by political parties. The specific characteristics of the cultural policy sector are shown to have mediated these changes and, consequently, how… 

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  • M. Rimmer
  • Political Science, Business
    Community Development Journal
  • 2018
This article examines the consequences of shifts in the terms of engagement with the state – since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008 – for small-scale UK arts-based community

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This article aims to analyse the basis for the construction of current policy designed to use museums and galleries as agents of social inclusion in Great Britain. It does this by first analysing


  • C. Gray
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2007
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This article explores the effects of the spread of the principles and practices of the New Public Management (NPM) on the subsidised cultural sector and on cultural policy making in Britain. In