The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?

The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?

The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?

The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?


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Development seen from a more holistic perspective looks beyond the expansion of material means and considers the enrichment of people's lives. The arts are an indispensable asset in taking a comprehensive approach toward the improvement of lives. Incorporating aspects of international trade, education, sustainability, gender, mental health and social inclusion, The Creative Wealth of Nations demonstrates the diverse impact of applying the arts in development to promote meaningful economic and social progress. Patrick Kabanda explores a counterintuitive and largely invisible creative economy: whilst many artists struggle to make ends meet, the arts can also be a promising engine for economic growth. If nations can fully engage their creative wealth manifested in the arts, they are likely to reap major monetary and nonmonetary benefits from their cultural sector. Drawing from his own experience of the support music provided growing up amidst political and economic turmoil in Uganda, Kabanda shows us the benefits of an arts-inclusive approach to development in Africa, and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108437684
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/17/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Patrick Kabanda is a Juilliard-trained organist and a Fletcher-trained international affairs professional. He received Juilliard's William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music in 2003, and from 2012 to 2013 he was a Charles Francis Adams Scholar at The Fletcher School. Besides concertizing and lecturing worldwide, he has taught at Phillips Academy, consulted for the World Bank's Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and contributed to the World Development Report 2016 and UNDP's Human Development Report 2015. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service from Tufts University, Massachusetts.

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University, Massachusetts and until 2004 was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, the International Economic Association, and the Econometric Society. His awards include Bharat Ratna (India); Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France); the National Humanities Medal (USA); Honorary Companion of Honour (UK); Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil); and the Nobel Prize in Economics. Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Table of Contents

Foreword Amartya Sen; Prelude; Acknowledgements; Overture: from sustainable to meaningful development: the role of the arts; Part I. The Arts, The Economy, and Development: 1. An untapped and unmeasured economy: on the value of the arts; 2. Arts in education: cultivating creative minds for development; 3. The arts and environmental stewardship; Part II. Trade in Services: A Three-Part Suite: 4. International trade in cultural services; 5. Artists without borders in the digital age; 6. On cultural tourism; Part III. Variations on a Theme: 7. The unsettled question of women in the performing arts; 8. The arts in mental health, social healing, and urban renewal; Part IV. Rondo: A Round-Up of Data; 9. Creative data collection; Finale:on imagination and choice; Annexes; Notes; Glossary of selected musical terms; References; Index.
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