The World Heritage Regime
Routledge – 2014 – 144 pages
Series: Global Institutions
The World Heritage Regime offers the first detailed analysis of the way the UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 has been implemented. It examines multiple aspects of the UNESCO World Heritage regime, highlighting that heritage issues play a significant role in many disciplines, including architecture, urban planning, geography, conservation and social anthropology.
This work will be of interest to researchers and scholars of international organizations, international relations and culture and heritage studies, and also practitioners in the areas of Heritage protection and Heritage diplomacy.
Introduction 1. The Idea and Key Concepts of World Heritage 2. The institutions of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention: an overview 3. The World Heritage Committee observed 4. The national level of the World Heritage system 5. Local implementation of the World Heritage Convention 6. The UNESCO protection category of intangible heritage 7. The UNESCO World Heritage regime from the perspective of regime theory 8.The future of the World Heritage system
Thomas M. Schmitt is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen.