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Expertise and the making of world heritage policy

James, Luke and Winter, Tim 2017, Expertise and the making of world heritage policy, International journal of cultural policy, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 361-51, doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1035267.

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Title Expertise and the making of world heritage policy
Author(s) James, Luke
Winter, TimORCID iD for Winter, Tim orcid.org/0000-0002-5825-6012
Journal name International journal of cultural policy
Volume number 23
Issue number 1
Start page 361
End page 51
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1028-6632
1477-2833
Keyword(s) cultural policy
expertise
governance
UNESCO
World Heritage
Summary This paper contributes to two emergent areas of scholarship: first, the role of expertise within the domain of cultural heritage practice; and second, international heritage institutions and their processes of governance. It does so by exploring expertise within the context of World Heritage Committee meetings. These forums of international heritage policy formulation have undergone significant changes in recent years, with larger geopolitical forces increasingly shaping process and decisions. This paper foregrounds the idea of these annual meetings as ‘locales’ in order to explore the inflows of expertise that help constitute authoritative decision-making, how expert knowledge is crafted for and by bureaucratic structure, and how the interplay between technical knowledge and politics via an ‘aesthetics of expertise’ bears upon future directions. In offering such an analysis, the paper seeks to add nuance and conceptual depth to our understanding of international conservation policy and the regulatory, governmental practices of organisations such as UNESCO.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10286632.2015.1035267
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID ARC DP140102991
Copyright notice ©2015, Informa
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074035

Document type: Journal Article
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