GCIN2048

Political economy of creative industries

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Interdisciplinary Elecitve Course


This course aims to examine the creative industries in relation to the prevailing political and economic processes in the society – specifically, the incentives, relationships, and distribution and contestation of power between different agents and stakeholders within the industry. Such an analysis can support more politically feasible and therefore more effective development strategies by setting realistic expectations of what can be achieved, over what timescale, and the risks involved. Students are expected to analyse cultural products and symbolic goods from the environmental, organisational, economic, business model point of view, to invent new business models and analyse cultural products in terms of their productions risk, and to examine cultural policies and creative industries/clusters policies.

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