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Bulgaria/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

The Protection and Development of Culture Act defines culture as

"the activity associated with the creation, study, dissemination and protection of cultural values, as well as the results of this activity".

This definition applies to culture in the narrow sense and tends to serve cultural institutions, the arts and activities associated with them. Culture in the broader sense, related to humans and human development at large, is an important aspect of the quality of life. In the present period of transition, culture may become a main propellant of democratisation and a mainstay of civil society.

Chapter published: 20-01-2011

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