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Trade liberalization, cultural diversity and representation:
The role of market forces

Tyler Cowen and Benjamin Barber present two different perspectives on the role of market liberalization and cultural diversity and representation.

Tyler Cowen advocates working within a liberal market paradigm, using UNESCO as a 'marketing tool' for cultural representation and has a positive trade-enhancing vision towards culture.

Benjamin Barber critiques the structure of neo-liberal market expansion, pointing out the inherent structural inequities that maintain this system and do not allow equal representation of cultural groups, communities, and increasingly, nation-states.

Tyler Cowen is a Professor of Communications at George Mason University and U.S. member of UNESCO's Expert Panel Debates. Benjamin Barber is a Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois.

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