A1 Journal article (refereed)
Governance of cultural heritage : towards participatory approaches (2021)

Sokka, S., Badia, F., Kangas, A., & Donato, F. (2021). Governance of cultural heritage : towards participatory approaches. European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy, 11(1), 4-19. https://doi.org/10.3389/ejcmp.2023.v11iss1-article-1

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Sokka, Sakarias; Badia, Francesco; Kangas, Anita; Donato, Fabio

Journal or series: European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy

ISSN: 2663-5771

eISSN: 2663-5771

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 11

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 4-19

Publisher: ENCATC - European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers

Publication country: Belgium

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/ejcmp.2023.v11iss1-article-1

Persistent website address: https://www.encatc.org/media/6216-encatc_journal_volume11_issue1.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79320


This article analyzes participatory governance in relation to heritage. Based on previous studies on the implementation of participation and theoretical discussions considering the participatory governance of cultural heritage, we found four types of cultural heritage governance, with differing weights with regard to public authorities, civil society, markets, and citizens. Governmental, corporatist, service-led, and cocreative cultural heritage governance types were identified, which reflect the shifts in participatory approaches to governance from state-centered activities to the proliferation of civil society, and from professionally dominated to more citizen-based activities. According to our analysis, culture and heritage can be conceptualized as instruments for the transformation of attributes and competencies, and they work as mediums to cultivate recognition between institutions and citizens. This includes not only seeking consensus in decision making but also respecting the nuances and values of different heritages.

Keywords: cultural heritage; cultural policy; administration (systems of a society); social inclusion; decision making; civil society; cooperation (general)

Free keywords: governance; participation; cultural heritage; co-creation; public policy and management

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Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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