Memorialization and Democracy

State Policy and Civic Action

By Sebastian Brett, Louis Bickford, Liz Ševčenko & Marcela Rios 2007

Following the first international conference on Memorialization and Democracy, the report considers how memorialization efforts around the globe can serve democracy. It encourages policy-makers to view memorials as serious social and political forces and to create innovative strategies for integrating them into democracy-building plans. It aims to encourage continuing discussion and analysis on the subject, emphasizing that memorialization plays a central role in the direction and shape of civic life and politics.

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