Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Islamic Thought, University of Tehran, Iran


European countries are so active in the field of cultural policy and in this way also
benefit from the public support. In this article, the authors tried to focus on
clarifying the notion of culture in Europe and then to figure out the basis, models,
and approaches of cultural policy among some of the major countries of the
continent. The authors also tried to discuss the implications of these policies based
on cultural statistics which are produced formally all year in Europe. According to
the authors, this recognition will be pioneer in comparing our way with some other's
and will emerge informative and useful lessons for cultural policy researchers and
policy-makers in Iran.


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