Criminalising the Past and Reconstructing Collective Memory: The Romanian Truth Commission

@article{Ciobanu2009CriminalisingTP,
  title={Criminalising the Past and Reconstructing Collective Memory: The Romanian Truth Commission},
  author={Monica Ciobanu},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={61},
  pages={313 - 336}
}
  • M. Ciobanu
  • Published 18 February 2009
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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