Reality and Practicality: Challenges to Effective Cultural Property Policy on the Ground in Latin America
Yates, D. (2015), ‘Reality and Practicality: Challenges to Effective Cultural Property Policy on the Ground in Latin America’, International Journal of Cultural Property 22 (2–3): 337–356.
Although on-the-ground preservation and policing is a major component of our international efforts to prevent the looting and trafficking of antiquities, the expectation placed on source countries may be beyond their capacity. This dependence on developing world infrastructure and policing may challenge our ability to effectively regulate this illicit trade. Using case studies generated from fieldwork in Belize and Bolivia, this paper discusses a number of these challenges to effective policy and offers some suggestions for future regulatory development.
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