Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
UNESCO World Heritage between global institution and local reality
Abteilung „Resilienz und Transformation in Eurasien“, Forschungsgruppe „Die globale politische Ökonomie des Kulturerbes“
SummaryIn 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.