The Memory of Katyn in Polish Political Discourse: A Quantitative Study

  title={The Memory of Katyn in Polish Political Discourse: A Quantitative Study},
  author={R. Fredheim},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1165 - 1187}
  • R. Fredheim
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
  • This study uses quantitative methods to explore how the memory of Katyn is mobilised in political discourse. The scholarly literature on memory conflict tends to see international memory disputes as an expression of a state's interests as a whole; this study analyses when hostile rhetoric is mobilised and finds that in Poland Katyn is invoked as part of an opposition strategy that criticises the incumbent regime for undermining the national interest. Periods of accelerated debate about the… CONTINUE READING
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