Cultural policies, digital platforms and global cultural
economy: European Union in the American imperium (still)?
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE
The purpose of this working paper is twofold: to consider whether and how the European Union (EU) play a major role in global cultural politics and economy (taking as case study the film sector) and to analyze whether the United States keep playing a key role in global cultural flows or their dominance is challenged by other countries - such as China - or by main digital players. Thus, the article offers a first investigation in order to understand the influence of the EU in global governance of trade and culture, paying special attention to the nexus between culture and digital platforms and to analyse whether this influence is translated into a change of balance of power in the global cultural economy.
European Union, trade agreements, digital platforms, cultural governance, global cultural economy