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outline of objectives and gradation
of cultural development instruments
The following 10 point scale with depicted present and desirable future points is aimed
at giving a clearer view of the strategic sections shown up to now. More reliable model
ing can ensue only after public debates and the elaboration of the strategy s tasks/instru
ments for each section or cultural field (policy papers). The bold numbers represent the
assessed hitherto values, namely, the point reached today through the use of cultural
development instruments in a specific field, while the red number indicates the desired
values, namely, where the use of developmental instruments should lead.
As can be seen from the outline below, the progress towards new points is not equal or
even for all fields. It differs, following a zigzag pattern. Somewhere, it has to move up
more on the scale, somewhere less. And even after reaching a new point in the future, the
progression could continue back or forth, left or right on the scale. This logic is
a reflection of the rational nature of the strategy and policy: only the orientation towards
the main or long term goal is unquestionable, everything else is variable namely, the
legislative, financial, technological, and other sets of instruments.
We shall illustrate the manner of modeling the degrees of using instruments of develop
ment in the field of cultural management. Every other field requires its own modeling,
meaning that each of the ten instrumental levels of the strategy should be defined in line
with the specificities of the field in question. That and the example which follows,
require considerable additional work in analyzing and evaluating individual points for
the scale to be calibrated and thus serve as the strategy's reliable measuring instru
Management Objective: form of (political, financial, and administrative) (de)centralization most stimulating (in the given
timeframe) for culturally sustainable development on all territorial levels.
10 9 88 7 6
4 3 2 1
10 Fully centralized and under state control ( engineer state ). All decisions are
brought at the state or para state levels, usually in agreement with party leadership.
Censorship over creativity or published works.
9 Lessening state controls and introducing decentralization. Some decision making and