Research project

Berlin’s cultural policy in a comparative perspective

Nowadays Berlin as cultural hub plays in the same league as London, Paris, New York and Toronto. These cities are not only comparable when it comes to the diversity and importance of their cultural scenes, but also in terms of the challenges they face and the need for reform. This is the main result of the study Berlin’s cultural policy in a comparative perspective, which for the first time contrasts the cities’ cultural policies in a systematic way. The study, conducted at the Hertie School of Governance under the guidance of Helmut K. Anheier, is authored by Janet Merkel.

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