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‘Modern Man’s Myths: The Influence of Historical Memory on Policy-Making’

Heuser, B. (2002) ‘Modern Man’s Myths: The Influence of Historical Memory on Policy-Making’. In: Taubert, F. (ed.) The Myth of Munich. Veröffentlichungen des Kollegium Karolinum (98). Oldenbourg, Munich, pp. 359-372.

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Abstract/Summary

Historical events are interpreted by collectivities in ways that are then instrumentalised in policy-making processes. This creates mythical "truths" and "rules of conduct" which in 20th (21st) century Western civilisations are not much different from those of pre-Enlightenment societies.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:30465
Publisher:Oldenbourg

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