Regional Cooperation in the Area of Culture:The Promotion of Human Security and Development

Slocum-Bradley, Nikki (2006). Regional Cooperation in the Area of Culture:The Promotion of Human Security and Development. UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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  • Sub-type Working paper
    Author Slocum-Bradley, Nikki
    Title Regional Cooperation in the Area of Culture:The Promotion of Human Security and Development
    Volume/Issue No. 23
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Language eng
    Abstract

    The paper examines the relationships between culture and regional cooperation/integration and their
    implications for human security and development. While culture can be the content of regional
    cooperation, regional cooperation and integration entail flows of people, often in the form of
    (im)migration. While some (im)migration policies and other policy documents assume that such
    increased contact between peoples of different cultures will facilitate peaceful relations, research shows
    that increased contact can also lead to conflict. The paper explores ways in which cultural exchanges
    through regional cooperation can facilitate peace, rather than foment conflict. Regional cooperation has
    great potential to support human and economic development, as well as enrich cultural diversity. While
    protectionist measures risk impeding these advantages, other measures, such as subsidies for cultural
    programmes and directives requiring variation in cultural programming, are more likely to enhance
    cultural diversity. Policy recommendations are proposed to facilitate peaceful relations between diverse
    cultures, enhance intra-ACP cultural industries and cooperation, and promote cultural diversity.

    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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