Earlier versions of some parts of this book were published in Cultural Studies <–> Critical Methodologies, the International Journal of Cultural Policy and Nick Stevenson's edited book, Culture and Citizenship. The case study in Chapter 3 on the Millennium Dome reports the findings from my Arts and Humanities Research Board project, 'The Meanings of the New Millennium Experience'.
Various conferences, guest lectures and research seminars have given me the opportunity to try out my ideas on cultural policy. The conferences include most notably: the Teaching Culture and Cultures of Teaching Conference at the University of Sussex as long ago as March 1996; the Popular Culture strand of the Collective Identity and Symbolic Representation Conference at Science Po in Paris in July 1996; the Cultural Crossroads – Ownership, Access and Identity Conference in Sydney in November 1997; the Association of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Conference in Sheffield in December 1997; the Nordic Tribunal on Cultural Policy at the University of Copenhagen in April 1999; the Third International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference in June 2000 at the University of Birmingham; the Cultural Policies – New Technologies, Arts and Politics summer school at the University of Jyvaskyla in August 2000; the Power, Aesthetics and Media Conference at Bergen in December 2000; the Second International Conference on Cultural Policy Research at Wellington in January 2002; the Intercultural Communication Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research at Barcelona in July 2002; and the Culture in Knowledge Society workshop hosted by the Swedish Institute for Studies of Education and Research at Stockholm in March 2003.
During this period I have also had the opportunity to speak about cultural policy at the University of London's Goldsmiths College, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield, Vaxjo University College, the University of Warwick, and on return visits there and at Bergen and Jyvaskyla. On my travels I have had fruitful