Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Concluding Remarks: The Geopolitics of Memory

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter provides the concluding remarks for the book. The discussions about the possibility of a common European memory tend to focus on a desired European solidarity rather than on the new cleavages and power struggles on the European continent. However, no different from energy politics, memory politics is less about the communist past than about the future political and economic hegemony on the European continent, in other words, it is always a geopolitics of memory. Charles Maier draws a distinction between the "hot" memory of Nazi crimes, which still has not faded, and the relatively short-lived, "cold" communist memory, which unavoidably becomes dispassionate with the passing of time. In "new" Eastern Europe Ukraine and Georgia, the two post-Soviet countries that experienced Coloured Revolutions, have different reasons for their growing engagement with issues of historical memory.

Keywords: Charles Maier; cold communist memory; coloured revolutions; European continent; Geopolitics of Memory; Georgia; Nazi crimes; Ukraine



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Broken Narratives — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation