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La politique publique de l'histoire et le « bon changement » en Pologne

Abstract : This paper is dedicated to the developments of Polish historical policy since 2015 and the electoral victory of the PiS (Law and Justice) party. It focuses on the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the main tool of historical policy. The paper first presents the erratic history of the IPN and how political parties are addressing this public policy issue. PiS differentiates itself here by its willingness to capture the IPN's resources for its own benefit. In a second step, the article highlights the elements that demonstrate the evolution of historical policy in a unambiguous sense. This is particularly the case for the theme of "Polish-Jewish relations" during the Second World War, with the revision of the IPN law adopted in 2018 to defend Poland's "reputation". The article ends with an overview of the corporate divisions within the historians' profession, which have been heightened since 2015.
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Valentin Behr. La politique publique de l'histoire et le « bon changement » en Pologne. Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, Presses Universitaires de France, 2020, ⟨10.3917/receo1.511.0073⟩. ⟨halshs-02950341⟩



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