NO CULTURE IS AN ISLAND
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To adopt trade protection or free trade is the central policy issue in international economics (Krugman and Obstfeld, 1991). The same issue is of even greater importance in the international flow of cultural products because of the ideological effects that they may have, as reflected in the global debate over cultural imperialism and the new information order in the 1970s and 1980s (e.g. MacBride, 1980; Richstad and Anderson, 1981; Lee, 1980). Although the row between blocks of countries such as the advanced Western nations and the developing world has subsided in the 1990s, media protection remains an enduring subject in policy discourse, especially in countries that are experiencing what is to them an asymmetrical cultural flow. The issue is expected to re-surface in the year 2000 for the next round of GATT negotiations (Grainger, 1998).