Our new article “‘…to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience’: on insider research and the World Heritage Convention” is available in the International Journal of Cultural Policy.
Abstract: While research on the World Heritage Convention has expanded tremendously in the last decade, little attention has been directed towards the research published by a handful of what can be characterised as insider researchers. Within this context, ‘insider researchers’ refers to individuals working at or on behalf of the core international institutions implementing the World Heritage Convention, such as the World Heritage Centre, and thus conduct research on a system they are part of. Coding articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, this article explores the themes and topics tackled in these articles and addresses the strengths and weaknesses of insider research within the World Heritage context.
Read the full article: Hølleland, H. & M. Johansson 2017 ‘…to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience’: on insider research and the World Heritage Convention. International Journal of Cultural Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2017.1301933
Read a short version in Norwegian on Kulturminnebloggen.