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La politique culturelle de Mme Thatcher : de la théorie à la réalité

Abstract : This research deals with the whole cultural spectrum: highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow cultural practices. One is surprised to find that Mrs. Thatcher supported the ideas of the new right but in fact applied mostly traditional tory policies. In the case of the arts, certain commercial practices were introduced, without reducing the level of subsidy. On top of this, in an international development, most of the cultural industries expanded considerably. This cultural policy provoked numerous reactions among the establishment, the intellectuals, left-wing politicians and various sections of the lower classes. Mrs. Thatcher had two main objectives: the first aim was to strengthen the authority of the state and was to be short term; the second was to free the market-place and was long term. In fact, these two aims were incompatible. This can help explain the implementation gap between what she stated and her generally pragmatic policy applications.
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Christopher Bradley. La politique culturelle de Mme Thatcher : de la théorie à la réalité. Sociologie. Université Nancy 2, 1996. Français. ⟨NNT : 1996NAN21003⟩. ⟨tel-01776546⟩



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