The influence of culture and cultural policy on development-case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Start date

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018, 13:00

End date

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018, 14:00

International Institute of Social Studies
Ehlimana Spahić

Ehlimana Spahić and Sarina Bakić, from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, has been invited to talk about culture policy and development at the Institute of Social Studies.

The importance of culture in development

Creating an adequate culture policy has an important roll in achieving political, economic and social development. Culture and its contents in addition to spiritual and artistic value also has its commercial value.

In that context, it is of crucial importance to integrate cultural industry and other complementary industries in national cultural policy. In this context, we have analyzed previous studies and available literature, and several key models of cultural policy were identified. These models of cultural policy were analyzed in order to create suitable model for cultural policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has specific legal and political organization with system of shared jurisdiction between several governing levels. Ehlimana Spahić and Sarina Bakić will discuss how this complexity of the political system has created an unproductive environment for culture, and as a consequence of that culture and cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are in an unflattering position.

Ehlimana Spahić 

She is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo. Her field of research interests involves Political Economy, International Political Economy, Developmental Studies. Her work focuses on institutionalism, political representation, political marketing, good governance, lobbying, development and development programs.

She teaches at the Department for Political Science (BA courses Political Economy, International Political Economy and Contemporary Political Science and MA course Development studies). 

Sarina Bakić

Sarina Bakić 

She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo. Her field of research interests involves Culture and Cultural Policy, Democratization of Culture, Culture and Diplomacy, Culture of Social Networks and Sociology of Education. Her work focuses on culture, populism, social networks, political representation, kitsch and consumerism.

She is an active lecturer at the Sociology Department and Department of Political Science on both levels BA and MA (courses Sociology of Culture and Art, Culture and Diplomacy, and Political Postmodern).