Patryk Wawrzyński

  • The Editors

    The Editorial Board

    The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) is proud to present the 2017–2019 Editorial Board, that integrates prominent scholars from different countries, institutions and academic traditions. 

    • Professor Joanna Marszałek–Kawa, Editor–in–Chief, (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), e-mail: kawadj[at]
    • Professor Zbigniew KarpusDeputy Editor–in–Chief, (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), e-mail: zk[at]
    • Professor Arkadiusz ŻukowskiChairperson of the Board, (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
    • Professor Krzysztof PałeckiHonorary Chairperson of the Board, (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
    • Professor Andrzej Antoszewski (University of Wrocław, Poland)
    • Professor Jacob Bielasiak (Indiana University in Bloomington, the United States)
    • Professor Tadeusz Bodio (University of Warsaw, Poland)
    • Professor Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley, the United States)
    • Professor Vladimira Dvořáková (University of Economics in Prague, the Czech Republic)
    • Professor Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    • Professor Jon Elster (Columbia University, the United States)
    • Professor Stig Hjarvard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
    • Professor Richard Ned Lebow (King's College London, the United Kingdom)
    • Professor Colin Mackeras (Griffith University, Australia)
    • Professor Irmina Matonyte (ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania)
    • Professor Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago, the United States)
    • Professor Vladimir J. Nifadyev (Kyrgyz-Russian State University, Kyrgyzstan)
    • Professor Werner J. Patzelt (Technical University Dresden, Germany)
    • Professor Rein Taagepera (University of Tartu, Estonia)
    • Professor İlter Turan (Istanbul Biligi University, Turkey)
    • Professor Tadeusz Wallas (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
    • and Professor Alexander Wöll (Viadrina European University, Germany)

    Section Editors

    The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) presents Section Editors:

    • Comparative Politics: Professor Przemysław Żukiewicz (University of Wrocław, Poland), e-mail: przemyslaw.zukiewicz[at]
    • Constitutional Law: Professor Marek Chmaj (University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland), e-mail: mchmaj[at]
    • Development Studies: Professor Maciej Walkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland), e-mail: maciej.walkowski[at]
    • International Relations: Professor Teresa Łoś–Nowak (University of Wrocław, Poland), e-mail: teresa.los-nowak[at]
    • Political & Electoral Systems: Professor Robert Alberski (University of Wrocław, Poland), e-mail: robert.alberski[at]
    • Political Communication: Professor Iwona Hofman (Maria Skłdowska-Curie University in Lublin, Poland), e-mail: iwona.hofman[at]
    • Political Theory: Professor Agnieszka Kasińska–Metryka (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland), e-mail: agnieszkakm[at]
    • Polish & Central European Politics: Professor Alicja Stępień–Kuczyńska (University of Łódź, Poland), e-mail: astepienkuczynska[at]
    • Public Policy & Governance: Professor Jarosław Nocoń (University of Gdańsk, Poland), e-mail: poljn[at]
    • Security Studies: Professor Stanisław Sulowski (University of Warsaw, Poland), e-mail: wnpism[at]


    The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) presents Editors:

    • Managing Editor: Dr Patryk Wawrzyński (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), e-mail: p.wawrzynski[at]
    • Assistant Editor: Mr Michał Dahl (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), e-mail: dahl.michal[at]
    • Statistical Editor: Professor Janusz Korol (University of Szczecin, Poland), e-mail: janusz.korol[at]
    • Editors:
      • Dr Sascha–Dominik Bachmann (Bournemouth University, United Kingdom), e-mail: sbachmann[at]
      • Dr Rafał Dudała (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland), e-mail: rafal.dudala[at]
      • Professor Adriana Dudek (University of Wrocław, Poland), e-mail: adriana.dudek[at]
      • Professor Sabina Grabowska (University of Rzeszów, Poland), e-mail: ztppp[at]
      • Dr Michał Kubiak (University of Gdańsk, Poland), e-mail: michalkubiak[at]
      • Mr Mateusz Mazzini (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), e-mail: mateusz.mazzini[at]
      • Dr Wojciech Michnik (American University in the Emirates, the United Arab Emirates), e-mail: wmichnik[at]
      • Dr Michał Słowikowski (University of Łódź, Poland), e-mail: maslowikowski[at]
      • Mr Rafał Szymanowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland), e-mail: rafal.szymanowski[at]
      • Dr Anna Szwed–Walczak (Maria Skłdowska-Curie University in Lublin, Poland), e-mail: anna.szwed-walczak[at]
      • Mr Mateusz Zieliński (University of Wrocław, Poland), e-mail: mateusz.zielinski[at]
    • Book Reviews Editor: Dr Patryk Wawrzyński (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), e-mail: p.wawrzynski[at]
    • Language Editor: William Benjamin, Jakub Kułaczkowski
    • Composition and Typesetting: Paweł Banasiak
  • Book Review: Patryk Wawrzyński, Prezydent Lech Kaczyński. Narracje niedokończone [President Lech Kaczyński. The Unfinished Narratives], Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2012

    With these words of Mark Antony – as a motto – Patryk Wawrzyński could start his book. Published in 2012, the work is titled, President Lech Kaczynski. The unfinished narratives (Prezydent Lech Kaczyński. Narracje niedokończone), and it is just such an attempt of doing justice to the tragically deceased president of the Republic of Poland. The author has undertaken the task of presenting the views of Lech Kaczynski as they actually were – separating them from incorrect interpretations and opinions attributed by other actors of the Polish political scene: his opponents as well as allies. The book presents what the president actually said and wrote, and not his image created in the minds of contemporaries. This also means that it is concerned not with the president’s actions, but his own narratives. The author points out, however – in accordance with the approach of social constructivism – that these narratives affect political reality. Wawrzyński suggests considering Kaczynski’s own words as part of a transmission belt “between national culture and the international community.” This allows the author to illustrate “how cultural narratives, unique to given countries, are transferred – through the political behaviour of its leaders – to the international level and universalized in order to be understood independently from the particular heritage”.

  • Book Review: Patryk Wawrzyński, Mit kulturowy jak czynnik kształtujący stosunki międzynarodowe, Toruń: Wydawnictwo MADO, 2011, pp. 170

    Understanding cultural patterns and meaning of symbols, that show academics from George H. Mead, through Ruth Benedict, to Cliff ord Geertz, enable the cognition of human behavior and disquisition on its social importance. Commonness and universality of the cultural studies prove that the Humanities’ center of gravity moved from describing the natural and material to explaining the cultural and inter-subjective.

  • The Remembrance Policy and Political Identities during Post-Authoritarian Transformations

    Book Review: Joanna Marszałek-Kawa, Anna Ratke-Majewska & Patryk Wawrzyński, Polityka pamięci i kształtowanie tożsamości politycznej w czasie tranzycji postautorytarnej. Analiza porównawcza (Tom 2). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Difin 2016 (pp. 167). ISBN 978-83-8085-209-9. Price: 50.00 PLN.

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