The Public Library System as an Element in the 2007 and 2015 Electoral Programs of Spain's Political Parties in the Region of Castilla-La Mancha

Marín Jiménez, María Dolores and Gallo-León, José-Pablo and Gómez-Hernández, José-Antonio The Public Library System as an Element in the 2007 and 2015 Electoral Programs of Spain's Political Parties in the Region of Castilla-La Mancha. Journal of Library Administration, 2017, vol. 57, n. 2, pp. 223-248. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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To assess the relevance of the Public Library System in the political agenda, programs presented by the Political Parties competing in Regional and Local elections in the Spanish Region of Castilla-La Mancha were analyzed and the proposals about these library institutions were identified. All Regional programs were collected and also an ample sample from the Municipalities for the 2007 and 2015 elections, trying to find the differences influenced by the impact of the financial crisis and recession on the public-library policies. The conclusion arrived at was that, although the Public Libraries may be reasonably present in the studied programs, there is a low awareness by the Political Parties of the main problems.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: public libraries, public policy, Spain, elections, electoral programs.
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
F. Management.
F. Management. > FG. Local government.
Depositing user: José-Pablo Gallo-León
Date deposited: 29 May 2017 07:57
Last modified: 29 May 2017 07:57


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