Legal perspectives on the role of culture in sustainable development
Du Plessis, Anél
MetadataShow full item record
This article introduces some legal perspectives on the role of culture in sustainable development. The authors agree that sustainable development has been designed as an environmental concept but that room exists for the more prominent inclusion of some form(s) of the notion "culture" in the sustainable development equation. It is shown that the fluid nature and meaning of "culture" may require a distinction between the role of "culture" per se and the role of "cultural governance" in the sustainable development context. It is suggested that "cultural governance" as a notion may be more distinct and exact than "culture" itself. The more functional notion of "good cultural governance" is preferred as a benchmark in the sustainable development equation, with the implication that cultural governance occurs in accordance with a certain standard. This standard is briefly considered by looking at the meaning of good cultural governance as a notion that encompasses both cultural governance and good governance generally. The article is set in the South African context but also invokes some law and policy developments internationally, regionally and sub-regionally to depict how issues of culture have been infiltrating the sustainable development discourse and to distil some of the substantive benchmarks for good cultural governance.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Die Konstitusionele Hof se kultuurdiversiteitsopdrag aan die onderwys: Aanloklike bestemming anderkant n ongekaarte mynveld Beckmann, Johannes Lodewyk (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2017)Culture and education are inextricably linked and education is one of the spheres in which an individual person or a collective may practise their closely-related rights to culture and freedom of expression. Different role ...
Standard Bank 1862 tot 1940 : 'n kultuurhistoriese kontekstualisering van die metafisiese en verbandhoudende kultuurkomponente De Swardt, Ignatius Petrus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)Ekonomiese groei, wat hoofsaaklik met die wolbedryf in verband gestaan het, het die beskikbaarheid van bankdienste in die Oos-Kaap van Suid-Afrika teen die tweede helfte van die 19de eeu genoodsaak. Standard Bank het in ...
Die bydrae van die gereformeerde kerklied tot versoening en eenheid in 'n multikulturele Suid-Afrika Smit, Erasmus Johannes (North-West University, 2007)The two most prominent cultures that continue to have a defining influence on the socio-political developments in a multi-cutural South African society, are the Western and African cultures. Because of the differences ...