Transnationale Auswärtige Kulturpolitik – Jenseits der Nationalkultur
Voraussetzungen und Perspektiven der Verschränkung von Innen und Außen
[Transnational foreign cultural policy – Beyond national culture. Prerequisites and perspectives for the intersection of domestic and foreign policy]
Principally, this text is overview of the development of the German foreign cultural and educational policy (FCEP). The analysis of rhetoric, terminology and different cultural concepts form the foundation for a discussion about the contemporary FCEP, which is committed to global regulatory objectives, acts in dialogue with partner countries and relies on cooperation with civil society actors both domestically and internationally. Intercultural politics at home and foreign cultural policy go hand in hand. The biggest obstacle regarding the establishment of a globally effective FCEP is the loss of credibility of German development policy. Additionally, the EU’s development policy has missed to reflect upon the legacy of colonial history. Contrary to the postcolonial rejection of the nation state, this study argues for strengthening democratic, constitutional structures.