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.