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Twenty Years After Communism

Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik


Remembering the past, especially as collectivity, is a political process; thus the politics of memory and commemoration is an integral part of the establishment of new political regimes, new identities, and new principles of political legitimacy. This volume is about the explosion of the politics of memory triggered by the fall of state socialism in Eastern Europe, particularly about the politics of its commemoration twenty years later. It offers seventeen in-depth case studies, an original theoretical framework, and a comparative study of memory regime types and their origins. Four different ... More

Keywords: post-communism, Eastern Europe, memory politics, commemoration, 1989/1991, memory regime, mnemonic warrior, fractured memory regime, pillarized memory regime, unified memory regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199375134
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Bernhard, editor
University of Florida

Jan Kubik, editor
Rutgers University

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Michael Bernhard, and Jan Kubik

1 A Theory of the Politics of Memory

Jan Kubik, and Michael Bernhard

1 Fractured Memory Regimes

2 Revolutionary Road

Anna Seleny

3 Roundtable Discord

Michael Bernhard, and Jan Kubik

4 Romania Twenty Years after 1989

Grigore Pop-Eleches

5 I Ignored Your Revolution, but You Forgot My Anniversary

Carol Skalnik Leff, Kevin Deegan-Krause, and Sharon L. Wolchik

6 Remembering the Revolution

Daina S. Eglitis, and Laura Ardava

2 Pillarized Memory Regimes

3 Unified Memory Regimes

10 The Inescapable Past

Venelin I. Ganev

11 It Happened Elsewhere

Aida A. Hozić

4 Conclusions

12 The Politics and Culture of Memory Regimes

Michael Bernhard, and Jan Kubik