Spanish Language & Culture

The World Digital Library (WDL) and Universal Access to Knowledge (ARI)

Abdelaziz Abid. ARI 168/2009 - 15/12/2009. Go to Spanish version

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


The Arts Sector and the Current Financial Crisis (ARI)

Cristina Fuentes La Roche. ARI 116/2009 - 21/7/2009.

The international financial crisis has had an impact on the arts sector and cultural organisations need to take measures to survive the economic downturn.


Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.


New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines (ARI)

Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga. ARI 27/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 26/2/2009. Go to Spanish version

The announcement by the Philippine government concerning the reintroduction of Spanish in secondary education offers new prospects. The new situation deserves consideration from the perspective of individual rights.


Literature in Translation: Why is it so Difficult to Enter the Anglo-American Market? (ARI)

Cristina Fuentes La Roche. ARI 124/2008 - 13/10/2008. Go to Spanish version

This ARI paper explores issues relating to literature in translation and the prospects for literature written in Spanish to enter the American market.


Still a World to be Won: An Outline of Today’s Cultural Diplomacy in the Netherlands (ARI)

Ben Hurkmans. ARI 88/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 10/10/2008. Go to Spanish version

This ARI describes the recent developments in the Netherlands’ international cultural relations. To what extent can it be said that the governmental and many non-governmental players practice deliberate, targeted, well-coordinated cultural diplomacy?


In Spain's interest: A Committed Foreign Policy

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. (Translated from Spanish) - 2/7/2008. Go to Spanish version

An address by the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE. (This text is also available in French: Dans l’intérêt de l’Espagne: une politique extérieure engagée).


Language and Immigration: An Analysis of the Development of Linguistic Requirements in Immigration Policy (WP)

Rut Bermejo. WP 17/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 12/5/2008. Go to Spanish version

What relationship exists between language and migratory patterns? What is the role of language in flows of immigrants and in immigration policies? Is it advantageous for an immigrant to know the language of the host country? These and other questions are at the heart of this reflection on the relationship between the language an immigrant speaks and the dominant language of the host country.


China Discovers Public Diplomacy (WP)

Jaime Otero Roth. WP 24/2007 - 1/6/2007.

China’s foreign policy has acquired more visibility and capacity for initiative in recent years, adapting both to the needs of its economic boom and the changing circumstances of international society.