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Neighborhood policy and/or memory policy

Author(s): Barna Bodó
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: neighborhood policy; memory policy; change of regime; nation-state;
Summary/Abstract: The change of regime and the creation of new neighboring states after 1990 marked the end of a long period. The questions of the (re)definition of "national states" and the problems related to the deep transformations in society came to the fore. Changes are also taking place in neighborhood policy. How is the relationship between Hungary and Romania, and what can the Hungarian community of almost 1.3 million people in Romania/Transylvania expect? How can citizens of Central and Eastern Europe live together in peace at the beginning of the 21st century; What are the chances of establishing normal neighborly relations? Among the many components of these relations, in the present study we deal with only one topic, the politics of memory. We bring arguments regarding our thesis: the last decades have not brought any changes regarding the memory policy in Romania. The so-called common space, the united Europe, exists only on a theoretical level, Romania's memory policy as an EU member state has remained as it was before accession.

  • Page Range: 87-101
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Hungarian