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European Law and Cultural Policies / Droit européen et politiques culturelles

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Edited By Céline Romainville

The present book intends to critically examine the paths taken by the EU for cultural questions and how it integrates it into the whole of its parts. This means describing, explaining and evaluating the objectives, the nature, the extent and the impact of European interventions in cultural matters in order to understand in what measure European law assumes, respects, protects and promotes the multidimensionality of cultural policies, and, in fine, culture itself. Le présent ouvrage entend interroger de manière critique les voies par lesquelles l’Union européenne s’empare de la question culturelle et l’intègre dans l’ensemble de ses composantes. Il s’agit donc de décrire, d’expliquer et d’évaluer les objectifs, la nature, la portée et l’impact des interventions européennes en matière culturelle afin de comprendre dans quelle mesure le droit européen assume, respecte, protège et promeut la multidimensionnalité des politiques culturelles et, in fine, de la culture elle-même.
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La culture à l’épreuve du marché intérieur

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Antoine BAILLEUX*

Abstract – Internal Market Testing Culture

Culture seems to have a different relationship with the internal market depending on whether it is approached in a strict sense (as limited to arts and literature) or in a broad sense (as referring to a way of life). Understood in a strict sense, culture resembles a sanctuary that needs to be protected from the free market laws. The reduction of art to mere consumption and speculation goods is regarded as a danger that has to be prevented. Approached in a broad sense, culture is the expression of diversity in the Union and of the singularity of every people in Europe. This singularity is threatened by the standardisation of ways of life and thought which free movement and the internal market bring about. However, the relationship between culture and the internal market is not necessarily and wholly one of opposition. The ‘internal market place’ can be conceived of as a sort of agora of the European Union which may foster the development of a genuinely European culture. A culture rooted in the identities of each Member State but which cannot be reduced to any one of them.

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