PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year IV • No. 2 • pp. 351-372


Language: Serbian

Dr Blagojević Predrag
Viši savetnik, Ministarstvo kulture i informisanja Republike Srbije



Pravni zapisi, No. 2/2013, pp. 351-372

Review Article

DOI: 10.5937/pravzap5-4881

law; cultural policy; legal instruments; legislative activity in the culture; state-legal regulation of culture; budget financing of culture; system of establishing and maintaining continuity in the work of cultural institutions; privatization of culture; ed

The one of the most important obligations of the Government of our country is planning and implementing cultural policies, which implementation is responsibility of the Ministry of culture. Due to the complexity of the concept of cultural policy, it is necessary to determine its meaning, and to analyze the problem of defining cultural policy. After that, in order to properly understand the role of law in the conducting of cultural policy of our country, it is necessary to point out several factors that are crucial for the final formulation of this topic. The legal instruments of the conducting of cultural policy are state-legal remedies employed by the State in the conduct of this procedure and by which there is an opportunity to influence the general and individual development of our culture. More specifically, these instruments are: the legislation, the state-legal regulation of culture, the budget financing of culture, the system of establishing and maintaining continuity in the work of cultural institutions and the privatization of culture. The real impact of law as a factor in leading the cultural policy is still under-explored area, which is a logical consequence of the tendency of generalized failure to recognize the importance of law in development in this area. However, in studying the potential of law as a factor in the development of culture, it could be done ‘pressure’ primarily to professional cultural public, in order not to underestimate the importance of this issue. When we are talking about the perspective of using the law as a factor in leading the cultural policy in Serbia, we must emphasized that the holders of our cultural policy need to take special care of several aspects of this procedure, in order that its effects would have good quality and intensity of the impact on the development of our culture. This primarily refers to the obligation to admitting the multidisciplinary principles of use the instrument of law in the conducting of cultural policy, combining the effects of various legal instruments in this process and raise awareness about the general importance of the right for the cultural development. After that we can use the legal instruments in the conducting of cultural policies at full capacity, and then our culture will get a lot of support for future development.