Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

UNESCO World Heritage between global institution and local reality

Brumann, Christoph
Abteilung „Resilienz und Transformation in Eurasien“, Forschungsgruppe „Die globale politische Ökonomie des Kulturerbes“
In a successful global institution committed to the universal interest of humankind, national states and their demands remain important and have in recent years taken the shape of a North-South conflict. A research group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology studies the decision-making processes of the UNESCO World Heritage institutions and the local consequences of World Heritage inscriptions in the celebrated historical cities of Kyoto, Istanbul, Melaka and Xiʼan.

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