Het cultuurbeleid in de gefusioneerde gemeenten

  • Frank Delmartino


Since the mid-sixties an important change in the attitude of local authorities towards cultural infrastructure such as meeting halls, public libraries, sporting accommodation, etc. can be noticed. Induced by the government many state-subsidized initiatives have been taken in this field, implicating an active role of public authorities and contrasting with the former merely supporting policy. However cultural policy also supposes citizen's participation. This involvement has been legally guaranteed: every ideological tendency in the population bas the right to participate in the management of public provisions in the cultural sector.   Up to now the scale enlargement of the municipalities had no direct
impact on the expansion of the cultural infrastructure. Many options were decided before the mergers and since 1977 the crisis in public finance lead to other priorities. The participatory structures have been reorganized on the level of the new municipalities, thus creating a social distance to the grass roots.

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Delmartino, F., (1982) “Het cultuurbeleid in de gefusioneerde gemeenten”, Res Publica 24(3-4), 577-588. doi:

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Published on
30 Dec 1982
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