HYPERTROPHY OF MEMORY POLICY IN THE THIRD POLISH REPUBLIC AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FROM 2015 TO PRESENT Cover Image

Hipertrofia polityki pamięci w III RP i jej konsekwencje od roku 2015
HYPERTROPHY OF MEMORY POLICY IN THE THIRD POLISH REPUBLIC AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FROM 2015 TO PRESENT

Author(s): Tomasz Stryjek
Subject(s): Political history, Social history
Published by: Collegium Civitas
Keywords: memory policy; policy of identity; historiography od Poland in 20th century; Institute of National Remembrance; state holiday; Eastern and Central Europe

Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes the antagonistic consequences of the remembrance policy pursued by the Law and Justice Party in relations with Israel, Ukraine, Germany, Russia and international public opinion. He points to the growing internal dispute over the legitimacy of the system of the Third Polish Republic after the turn of 1989. The author believes that the policy of memory is addressed mainly to foreign partners, but achieves effectiveness only in internal politics in the form of consolidation of the electorate of traditionalist and nationalist groups. Tha author binds the hypertrophy of the remembrance policy with a departure from liberal democracy towards the rule of individuals with strong authority, pointing to three cases outside of Poland: Russia, Hungary and Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 87-125
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Polish