Author: Tomasz Płudowski
Institution: University of Warszawa (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 140-159
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006011
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006011.pdf

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For most of September and October 2005, the Polish news media were busy covering the parliamentary and the presidential elections in that country. Beginning two weeks apart from one another, with the presidential run-off election following two weeks later, these overlapping campaigns became the most important media and political events of the year. Their conjunction was an occurrence expected to happen once in 20 years because of Poland’s five-year presidential term and a four-year parliamentary term. For the first time since 1989, the result was that the President, the upper house of the parliament (Senat) and the lower house (Sejm) of the parliament are now controlled by the same party, Law and Justice (PiS). For the first time since Solidarity swept both elections, the Polish electorate has also made a definite turn to the right, voting for a political party that supports radical change, the symbolic setting up of a Fourth Republic which will be a morally superior country in contrast to the third Republic, the independent Polish state established after the Solidarity revolution when Poland was the first country in the former Soviet Block to end communism. This essay analyzes the 2005 presidential campaign from the point of view of agenda setting theory of how political communication is framed in campaign messages, media use and media coverage.

political communication liberalism Solidarity Presidential Campaign Polish politics

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Author: Maria Wincławska
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
Source: Show
Pages: 160-181
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006012
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006012.pdf

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Emergence of parties and party systems in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism, in comparison with the emergence of parties and party systems in Western Europe, was different in at least two ways. First, they were forming up in the time of crisis of political parties in general. Western political parties, as Martin Seymour Lipset and Stein Rokkan indicated were a result of sociolopolitical cleavages (Lipset, Rokkan 1967), which enabled them to formulate their programmes and define their electorates. However, since the late 1960’ there have been many changes, due to new socio-political context. Relations between parties and their electorates started to diminish as a result of new sociopolitical differences and the parties themselves started to look for new supporters (tried, with the help of media, to become catch all parties). Parallel to this, ideologies stopped playing the main, defining role in the process of voting for the party. But still, as Lipset claims in an article describing party systems in postcommunist Europe, parties must have steady voter alignments based on sociopolitical divisions in order to successfully take part in consecutive general elections, until then they are unstable.

The Freedom Union Polish politics political system

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Author: Iwona Hofman
Institution: Marie Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 183-185
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006013
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006013.pdf

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Michał Kosman’s book is worthy of attention not just within the context of the ongoing discussions regarding deteriorating Polish-German relations. It deserves to be read for a number of reasons, in order to verify widespread opinions on the role of Germany in European politics in the final decade of the twentieth century. The most important of these reasons are: high competence of the young researcher (affiliated with universities in Bydgoszcz and Poznań), his balanced opinions and comments formulated on the basis of German-language publications and magazine articles, and thorough factographical presentation.

book review Marceli Kosman Iwona Hofman

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Author: Wojciech Stankiewicz
Institution: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 185-190
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006014
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006014.pdf

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Terrorism in a contemoprary world plays a vital role. It becomes more and more dangerous due to technical development and access to information on terrorist means and methods allows better communication between terrorist groups. Contemporary political terrorism characterises variety and diffi culty far more developed now then centuries ago. Terrorists are able to interfere into politics of diff erent countries, using terrorism actions to achieve particular goals. €The increase of confl icts and tensions on ethics, religion, ideology or sociolology made it possible for terrorism to appear in new forms and become a solution for current global issues.

book review Sebastian Wojciechowski Wojciech Stankiewicz

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Author: Barbara Brodzińska
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 190-193
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006015
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006015.pdf

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€The reviewed position is a novelty on the publishing market in Poland. It was written as a report based on a scientific research run by Sociology of Politics Panel of the Insitute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw directed by Jacek Raciborski. €The reading matter of the book concerns an analysis Jerzy Buzek and Leszek Miller cabinets, which by the fact of a complete difference between the mentioned above makes it only more reading-worthty. €There should be doubt that the undertaken problem is a point of interest for political scientists and sociologists, however it does not make it any easier to study. One of the most significant problems, which authors did shed some light on, is a fact that their repsondents tend to stay silent on many cases.

book review Barbara Brodzińska Jacek Raciborski

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Author: Joanna Marszałek–Kawa
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 193-195
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006016
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006016.pdf

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Doctor Arkadiusz Kawecki is an employee of the Institute of Political Science and European Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Szczecin. His academic interest is focused on the problems connected with the formation of a democratic system in Poland, developing election processes, and the birth of local communities. In addition, he is concerned with German studies. The reviewed work is en endeavour to present the processes of birth and the following stages of the formation of voting attitudes and behaviours of local communities. It has been conducted taking into consideration the development in the former Szczecin district of political organizations, individual and collective examples of political activity, the process of election campaigns and the results of elections. The proceedings have been performed on the background of transformations and stages of democratization of public life in Poland, institutionalization of which took place as a result of another presidential, parliamentary, and local authority elections.

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Author: Joanna Marszałek–Kawa
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
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Pages: 195-197
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006017
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006017.pdf

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Recently on the publishing market there appeared an interesting work devoted to the issue of populism in the current politics. € is book defi nitely deserves special attention. First of all, it successfully fits in the bibliography so far, just to mention the work edited by Ryszard Markowski Populism and Democracy or a book by Joanna Dzwończyk entitled Populist Tendencies in a Post-Socialist Society. Secondly, the reviewed work presents the reader with a wider perspective.

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Author: Joanna Marszałek–Kawa
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Year of publication: 2006
Source: Show
Pages: 197-199
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2006018
PDF: ppsy/35/ppsy2006018.pdf

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Prof. Jerzy Muszyński is a member of the Political Sciences Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences. His academic interest is centered around the issues connected with the history of political and legal doctrines, the history of states and legal rules, political science, political systems, and the recent political thought. He is the author of numerous academic dissertations and articles, and an editor of collective works. He publishes his research both in Poland and abroad. Jerzy Muszyński has also been for many years an academic lecturer and researcher in the area of legal studies and political science. 

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