Cultural policies and territory: distressing trivialisation
The territorial management of cultural policies brings to light a growing separation between the status and functions of the authorities concerned. In order to remedy this confused situation, reforms are being undertaken that will give rise to divisional authorities that are more "relevant" and that have globalised skills. However, it appears that this globalisation of sectional skills is likely to give rise to a specialisation of the political functions among the diverse territorial authorities, known or unpublicised. As a result, does the integration of cultural policies at the heart of territorial projects constitute a first stage of their "territorialisation" - that is to say, of their acting as instruments to the service of the political functions performed by each of these authorities?