Nationalism, Democracy, and Memory Laws

  title={Nationalism, Democracy, and Memory Laws},
  author={G. Soroka and George F{\'e}lix Krawatzek},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={157 - 171}
  • G. Soroka, George Félix Krawatzek
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Journal of Democracy
  • Abstract:Controversies over historical interpretation have become a key focus of contemporary politics. Recently, these issues have taken on particular prominence in Europe, where a burgeoning array of "memory laws" has sparked heated debates. While laws prohibiting Holocaust denial are their progenitors, most of the newer laws are intended to shape, rather than simply to reflect, social norms about how the past should be understood and discussed. They also reflect concerns about maintaining… CONTINUE READING
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