Does the Past Have a Future?: The Political Economy of Heritageby Alan Peacock
But there are resource costs in preserving the past and presenting it: the resources so emplyed could have been used in other activities. How are decisions
Many countries are proud of their 'heritage,' in terms of buildings various artefacts from the past. In some cases, a country's heritage is of such interest that people will travel long distances to view it.
But there are resource costs in preserving the past and presenting it: the resources so emplyed could have been used in other activities. How are decisions made about what should be preserved and how should those decisions be made?
In Does the Past have a Future?, eight distinguished authors (from France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) examine such questions and consider alternative means of making preservation decisions, ranging from voting rights for citizens to various forms of privatisation.
The collection of papers is edited by Sir Alan Peacock, who is internationally known for his work on these issues.
Contents: -The Economist and Heritage Policy: A Review of the Issues (Sir Alan Peacock) -Public Choice, Cost Benefit Analysis and the Evaluation of Cultural Heritage (Bruno Frey and Felix Oberholzer-Gee) -Heritage Regulation: A Political Economy Approach (Ilde Rizzo) -The Evolution of Heritage Policies: The Case of France (Fran�ois Benhamou) -The National Trust: The Private Provision of Heritage Services (David Sawers) -Museums and Galleries: Storehouses of Value (Sir Gerald Elliot) -International Aspects of Heritage Policies (Dick Netzer)
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