Title: Culture, politics and economics: dynamics, mechanisms and processes for sustainable development

Authors: Pantelis Sklias; Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis; Spyros Roukanas

Addresses: Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece ' Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece ' Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: We argue that culture is an endogenous force of economic development. As such, it should be integrated into the framework of analysis of the dynamics, mechanisms and processes that lead to sustainable development. This shift in contemporary development thought is not random, since the concept of culture has acquired a new dynamism. Development and culture strengthen one another, but also one is a prerequisite for the other. This paper aims at illustrating the need for a composite analysis framework related to the impact of culture on sustainable development, based on dynamics, mechanisms and processes defining the relations between economics and politics, state and market along with values, ideas, principles, perceptions and local culture.

Keywords: culture; politics; economics; political economy; endogenous forces; economic development; dynamics; mechanisms; processes; dynamism; composite analysis frameworks; cultural impacts; state; markets; values; perceptions; local cultures; sustainable society; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2013.052912

International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.133 - 145

Available online: 08 Jan 2013

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