When Tony Blair and Gordon Brown began New Labour's path to power in 1994, they were seen as part of a new ‘postmodern political culture’ which offered all kinds of possibilities, especially in the area of ‘creative industries’. This chapter introduces the concept of the ‘post-cultural state’ into the international debate about the theory and practice of creative industries in the context of this apparent postmodern political culture. This creative industries debate has become part of the so-called ‘new’, or ‘knowledge’, economy — the ‘new capitalism’ even. Although often the cause of deep scepticism, it is a crucial step in the understanding of culture and the economy in the new century.
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