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