A European Memory? Contested Histories and Politics of by Magorzata Pakier, Bo Stråth

By Magorzata Pakier, Bo Stråth

"As the main entire scholarly enterprise to exploit the reminiscence thought for a large review of the darkish legacies of Nazism, Communism, and global struggle II for a typical ecu identification, the quantity has no equivalent. It overwhelms the reader with a plethora of either new and good demonstrated details and reflection...The total path coincides with the present pattern in the direction of internationalization of nationwide histories. it may be thought of a powerful contribution to this crucial and valuable trend." · Frank Trommler, collage of Pennsylvania

An exam of the position of historical past and reminiscence is essential on the way to larger comprehend why the grand layout of a United Europe-with a typical international coverage and marketplace but adequate range to permit for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly grew to become down by way of its voters. The authors argue that this rejection of the eu structure used to be to a undeniable quantity a problem to the present ancient grounding used for extra integration and additional demonstrates the inability of knowing via eu bureaucrats of the historic complexity and divisiveness of Europe's prior. A serious eu historical past is consequently urgently had to confront and re-imagine Europe, no longer as a harmonious continent yet because the end result of violent and bloody conflicts, either inside Europe in addition to with its Others. because the authors convey, those darkish shadows of Europe's previous has to be built-in, and the truth that thoughts of Europe are contested needs to be authorized if any new makes an attempt at a United Europe are to achieve success.

Małgorzata Pakier has lately bought a PhD from the ecu collage Institute in Florence, division of background and Civilization. She has released articles in Polish and English on discourses and pictures of the Holocaust in pop culture and movie.

Bo Stråth was once Professor of latest heritage on the eu college Institute in Florence (1997-2007) and is presently Academy of Finland extraordinary Professor of Nordic, eu and international heritage at Helsinki collage. His learn concentrates on questions of modernity and using historical past in a eu and international standpoint.

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At the present time, neither the resolve nor the cohesion seem to be there. It might therefore be better to keep an eye on the ‘legal technicalities’ and to evaluate the feasibility of the political scenarios also on the basis of their legal implications. One scenario that I do not consider in the following pages is the broad public debate (including ‘Parliamentary Forums’) called for by the European Parliament in its recent resolution of 19 January 2006. This does not, as such, produce any legal consequences, but is merely the prelude to the possible adoption of legal ‘rearrangements’.

See Chapter 2. 6. See Chapters 3, 4 and 5. 7. See the Introduction to this book. 8. For a detailed analysis of the provisions adopted for Denmark in 1992 and Ireland 2002, see J. ’, in Rivista Italiana di Diritto Pubblico Communitario, no. 2–2005, pp. 365–76. 9. V. ’, Le Monde, 10 July 2004. 10. Annexes III and IV to the Presidency Conclusions of the Seville European Council, 21 and 22 June 2002. 11. See B. Laffan, ‘Ireland and Europe: Continuity and Change’, Notre Europe, Research and European Issues 30, December 2003, at pp.

Judgment of 12 October 1993, 2 BvR L 134/92. 4. See also Chapter 2. 5. See Chapter 2. 6. See Chapters 3, 4 and 5. 7. See the Introduction to this book. 8. For a detailed analysis of the provisions adopted for Denmark in 1992 and Ireland 2002, see J. ’, in Rivista Italiana di Diritto Pubblico Communitario, no. 2–2005, pp. 365–76. 9. V. ’, Le Monde, 10 July 2004. 10. Annexes III and IV to the Presidency Conclusions of the Seville European Council, 21 and 22 June 2002. 11. See B. Laffan, ‘Ireland and Europe: Continuity and Change’, Notre Europe, Research and European Issues 30, December 2003, at pp.

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