Advocating for the cause of the “victims of Communism” in the European political space: memory entrepreneurs in interstitial fields

  title={Advocating for the cause of the “victims of Communism” in the European political space: memory entrepreneurs in interstitial fields},
  author={Laure Neumayer},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={1012 - 992}
  • Laure Neumayer
  • Published 25 September 2017
  • Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
The European Parliament (EP) adopted, between 2004 and 2009, a series of resolutions calling for recognition of Communist crimes and commemoration of their victims. This article focuses on an overlooked aspect of anti-Communist activism, the awareness-raising activities carried out by some Central European Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to perpetuate the cause through networks that enable them to exchange institutional credibility, scientific legitimacy, and policy-oriented knowledge… 
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