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dc.contributor.authorMeyrick, Julian
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Tully
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that the crisis sweeping over the Australian cultural sector as a result of COVID-19 presents an existential threat to current (“normal science”) methods of evaluation, and to instrumental, predominantly economic, understandings of value. Outlining ways the concept of value is changing, we respond to Mariana Mazzucato’s call to go “from public goods to public value” in considering the role of government policy in key sectors of society. We note the broader approach to value called for by a range of mainstream economists and provide three recent examples of challenges to existing evaluation methods in the Australian cultural sector. In conclusion, we touch on the essential features of a re-constructed category of public value and the implications for value research. During COVID-19, the public role of arts and culture has become self-evident. The challenge is to match this realization with a new understanding of their public value.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCultural Trendsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Creative Arts and Writingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Cultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordsArts & Humanitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHumanities, Multidisciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinaryen_US
dc.titleFrom public good to public value: arts and culture in a time of crisisen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMeyrick, J; Barnett, T, From public good to public value: arts and culture in a time of crisis, Cultural Trends, 2020en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorMeyrick, Julian J.

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