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dc.contributor.supervisor Long, P. Anthony Schindeler, Marda University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-20T20:59:16Z 2007-04-20T20:59:16Z 1998
dc.description iii, 97 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Alberta's first arts legislation, the Cultural Development Act, was passed in 1946. It was followed by numerous policy initiatives to support the arts, including creation of facilities for training of artists, development of agencies and agreements to deal with arts funding, enactment of regulations to guide arts institutions, and creation of various Departmental structures depending on organizational location of this policy sector. The thesis examines the historical evolution of performing arts policy in Alberta from 1905 to 1997 to identify government activities, shifts in policy-making, and methods of implementation. The study utilizes Paul Sabatier's advocacy coalition approach, which treats public policy as determined by the dynamics of the advocacy coalition within a policy sector and the manner in which external factors and system parameters steer policy development. This study concludes that Alberta performing arts policy has largely developed within the context of meta public policies emphasizing economic development and provincial statebuilding. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1998 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Performing arts -- Alberta en
dc.subject Arts -- Finance -- Alberta en
dc.subject Arts -- Alberta -- Management en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Alberta performing arts policy en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Science Masters

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