Lilian Hanania

Lilian Hanania

The book Cultural Diversity in International Law: The Effectiveness of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) is the result of a research project directed by Lilian Hanania at the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne.

It provides insight in how the normative character of the CDCE may be strengthened through implementation and increasingly recurrent practice. With contributors from diverse backgrounds in various fields of international law, political and social sciences, the book aims to promote discussions on the practical and legal impact of the CDCE, and to identify opportunities and recommendations for a more effective application.

Part I of the book assesses the effectiveness of the CDCE in influencing other areas of international law and the work conducted by other intergovernmental organizations, based on the recognition of the double nature (cultural and economic) of cultural goods and services.

Part II focuses on the practice of the CDCE beyond the recognition of the specificity of cultural goods and services in international law by addressing the CDCE’s call for greater international cooperation and stronger integration of cultural concerns in development strategies at the national and regional levels.

Besides Lilian Hanania, the following experts who are part of the U40 Network are among the contributors to the book: Antonios Vlassis, Rostam J. Neuwirth, Karsten Xuereb, Piatã Stoklos Kignel, Véronique Guèvremont, as well as Christine M. Merkel.

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