Publications Archive

The following archive contains various books, reports, working papers, and syllabi published by the Cultural Policy Center.

November, 2009

The Arts: Not Just Artists (and vice versa): New Methodological Approaches towards Understanding the Economic Composition of Arts

Abstract The arts have been seriously considered in scholarship and practice for their role in the economic development. Yet, efforts to capture the full contribution of the arts to regional economies prove difficult. Using a three-...

April, 2009

The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Lawrence Rothfield University of Chicago Press, 2009 "Lawrence Rothfield has written a remarkable account of the looting that occurred in Iraq and the efforts in the aftermath to recover the invaluable representations of an important...

October, 2008

Stop the Beat: Quiet Regulation and Cultural Conflict

ABSTRACT: This paper explores a recent conflict over the youth phenomenon known as “raving” in the city of Chicago. By interviewing participants involved in the conflict, we set out to understand the extent to which the...

March, 2008

Entering Cultural Communities: Diversity and Change in the Nonprofit Arts

Edited by Diane Grams and Betty Farrell Rutgers University Press, Spring 2008 Arts organizations once sought patrons primarily from among the wealthy and well educated, but for many decades now they have revised their goals as they seek to...

March, 2008

Antiquities Under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection after the Iraq War

Lawrence Rothfield, Editor AltaMira Press, 2008 As Saddam Hussein's government fell in April 2003, news accounts detailed the pillaging of from the Iraq Museum. The looting of nearly 15,000 items from the Museum's collection grabbed...

August, 2007

Chicago Music City

Chicago Music City, a first-of-its kind study conducted by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, compares the strength and vitality of music industries and scenes across the United States, and finds that Chicago is a leader by...

June, 2007

Beyond the Battlefield: An Assessment of Chicago’s Public Art Program and Ideas for a New Direction

Chicago's Public Art Program has been tainted by an inordinate amount of controversy in the last decade. Media coverage of the program has focused almost exclusively on the legal challenges it has faced. This paper offers a more thorough and...

May, 2006

Art in common: A reconstruction of meanings

Note:   This paper introduces the work and objectives of al Zur-ich, as background for a presentation sponsored by the Cultural Policy Center of Chicago on May 19, 2006.   At this event, Luis Herrera will present images of works...

March, 2006

Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago

Chicago is internationally known for the excellence of its major cultural institutions, which attract millions of visitors every year. What is the relationship between these organizations and the diverse population of Chicago? This study takes a...

February, 2006

The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its 1999 Second Protocol

The presentation will focus on the comparisons between and contributions of provisions related to safeguarding of and respect for generally protected cultural property under the 1954 Hague Convention and its Second Protocol. It is divided into three...