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The Challenge of Populist Memory Politics for Europe: Towards Effective Responses to Militant Legislation on the Past

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Review of ‘Constitutionalism under Stress’ edited by Dr. U. Belavusau and Dr. A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias published on EU law live blog

From Dr. Barbara Grabowska-Moroz’s review:

“The editors introduced a term of “mnemonic constitutionalism”, which they define as bringing the legal governance of historical memory to the constitutional level. Abuse of historical narrative results in an exaggeration of state sovereignty (discussed by N. Weil both in the context of illiberalism and liberalism), which plays the role of major justification of the public authorities’ arbitrariness. Law becomes a tool that guarantees further arbitrariness. Numerous chapters of the volume analyse different historical aspects relevant in the current debate regarding the state of the rule of law. Multidimensional character of the volume is enhanced with the scholarship regarding numerous jurisdictions, such as Albania, Germany or Ireland.”

Read the review on EU Law live website.

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Memocracy

Memocracy

The Challenge of Populist Memory Politics for Europe:
Towards Effective Responses to Militant Legislation on the Past

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Media: printed

Review of ‘Constitutionalism under Stress’ edited by Dr. U. Belavusau and Dr. A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias published on EU law live blog

From Dr. Barbara Grabowska-Moroz’s review:

“The editors introduced a term of “mnemonic constitutionalism”, which they define as bringing the legal governance of historical memory to the constitutional level. Abuse of historical narrative results in an exaggeration of state sovereignty (discussed by N. Weil both in the context of illiberalism and liberalism), which plays the role of major justification of the public authorities’ arbitrariness. Law becomes a tool that guarantees further arbitrariness. Numerous chapters of the volume analyse different historical aspects relevant in the current debate regarding the state of the rule of law. Multidimensional character of the volume is enhanced with the scholarship regarding numerous jurisdictions, such as Albania, Germany or Ireland.”

Read the review on EU Law live website.

Page 2 of 2