Dr Filip Cyuńczyk
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
English abstract: The article’s primary goal is to conduct case studies of Spanish memory policies introduced after 2007 and its comparison with CEE countries activities in the same field. The primary research hypothesis is: Do several case studies of several memory policies implemented in postcommunist states help examine the Spanish model of dealing with the past reformulation? This paper intends to show similarities and differences between Spanish and Central and Eastern European models of dealing with the past, which both are using legal means. I present some of the specific elements of postcommunist constitutionalisation in CEE, including memory narrations locations in several constitutions in the region. I also show the impact of memory narrations on individual states’ institutional policies from the CEE and the Kingdom of Spain. Finally, I show the hidden potential for Spanish political community reconstruction located in the memory laws.
Keywords: memory laws, juridification of the memory, collective memory, constitutionalism, democratic transtion
Published: Number 3(28)/2021, pp. 22-38
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