Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers



    This essay tackles the question of whether European states censored views on their past as colonizers. Analyzing a wealth of cases, I argue that, after decolonization, most former colonizers began to perceive their colonial crimes as a source of shame. Often, the result was silence and censorship. I conclude that even consolidated democracies find it hard to deal responsibly with their violent past by means of an ongoing public debate, which is an essential feature of any sound democracy.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelLes Censures dans le monde
    SubtitelXIXe−XXIe siècle
    RedacteurenLaurent Martin
    Plaats van productieRennes
    UitgeverijPresses Universitaires de Rennes
    Aantal pagina's17
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-2-7535-4315-7
    StatusPublished - apr-2016

    Publicatie series

    NaamCollection "Histoire"
    UitgeverijPresses universitaires de Rennes
    ISSN van geprinte versie1255-2364

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