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Cyprus/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

There is not any kind of official definition for culture. Nevertheless, as it has been observed the concept of cultural policy in Cyprus has rather traditional connotations by being confined to the traditional segregation of art forms (Gordon 2004).  

Furthermore it has been observed that there is a policy vacuum (Gordon 2004) as well as an absence of a meaningful and coherent national strategy.  In such a reflection, it is not surprising that up at least 2007, policy trends were mainly expressed through the annual state budget.  Moreover, cultural policy is not rooted in any kind of cultural research and there is a lack of cultural statistics.

Chapter published: 05-10-2015

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