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Title: ARE GOVERNMENTAL CULTURE DEPARTMENTS IMPORTANT?: An Empirical Investigation


1
ARE GOVERNMENTAL CULTURE DEPARTMENTS IMPORTANT?
An Empirical Investigation
  • CLIVE GRAY MELVIN WINGFIELD
  • Department of Public Policy
  • De Montfort University

2
IMPORTANCE OR IRRELEVANCE?
  • Censorship/manipulation
  • Lack of political significance
  • Increasing intervention
  • New Departments/Re-naming

3
COMPARATIVE IMPORTANCE
  • Not absolute importance but
  • Importance in terms of other departments
  • Comparison across nation-states?

4
ANALYSIS
  • Quantitative allow the answer to follow the
    data
  • Rank orderings
  • Qualitative allow the answer to guide the data
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Crisp-Set)

5
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS I
  • Variables
  • Expenditure Variation (1993/4-2006/7) financial
    importance for government
  • Departmental Age functional importance for
    government
  • Cabinet Committee Membership (2009) political
    importance for government
  • Public Service Agreements (2008-11)
    implementation importance for government

6
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS II
  • Legislation (1992-2008) Parliamentary importance
    for government
  • Press Coverage (1992-2005) Public importance for
    government
  • 13 Departments ranked
  • Culture, Media and Sport 11th

7
QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I
  • Variables
  • Policy sector significance manifesto coverage
    1992-2005
  • Functional centrality central staff compared to
    total staff
  • Departmental remit clear/diffuse policy focus
  • Ministerial career trajectory pinnacles or
    stepping-stones?

8
QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II
  • Specified outcome departmental significance
  • What contributes to this outcome?
  • Either sector significance and centrality and
    career trajectory
  • Or sector significance and career trajectory and
    absence of definition
  • Or clear definition and career trajectory and
    absence of sector significance and centrality

9
QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS III
10
CONCLUSIONS
  • For Britain
  • The Culture Department is not important for
    government when compared with other departments,
    either quantitatively or qualitatively
  • Is this true for other countries?
  • How about a comparative study?
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