Embracing Diversity, Correcting Inequalities: Towards a New Global Governance for the UNESCO World Heritage

International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 278-288

16 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last revised: 23 Jan 2014

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Enrico Bertacchini

University of Turin - Department of Economics

Donatella Saccone

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Walter Santagata

University of Turin - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 13, 2010

Abstract

The paper addresses imbalances affecting world heritage sites in terms of how well conserved they are and what resources are available for their valorisation. We propose a policy mechanism of global governance divided into three steps. The first is a tax mechanism based on collecting resources from tourist activities and redistributing these resources at a regional level. The second step is meant to ensure an objective approach to measuring the needs and risk value of world heritage sites. The third step consists in using valorisation strategies to generate new economic resources, in particular from cultural tourism. Our proposal is a contribution to the growing literature on UNESCO World Heritage sites and it helps ground the approach to decision making adopted to raise funds for conservation.

Keywords: World heritage, Unesco, Global public goods, Earmarked tax

JEL Classification: Z1, F5, H87

Suggested Citation

Bertacchini, Enrico and Saccone, Donatella and Santagata, Walter, Embracing Diversity, Correcting Inequalities: Towards a New Global Governance for the UNESCO World Heritage (May 13, 2010). International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 278-288, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1675874

Enrico Bertacchini (Contact Author)

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Donatella Saccone

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Walter Santagata

University of Turin - Department of Economics ( email )

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