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Author: Renata Podgórzańska
E-mail: renata.podgorzanska@wp.pl
Institution: University of Szczecin (Poland)
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 67-89
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019104
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy2019104.pdf

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Analyzing Poland’s current activity regarding the influx of refugees and the formulated attitude towards action in the field of restriction and control of the influx undertaken by European and international institutions, one should notice increasing reluctance to accept immigrants. What is more, there is a growing trend in the public debate in Poland to identify (to correlate) the influx of refugees with the problem of security. Although Poland is neither located on the main transit routes nor a destination for immigrants (including refugees), there is a process of systematically including this issue in the public discourse and analyzing the consequences of the potential increase in the influx of immigrants in the context of state security. Relationships that arise at the interface between migration and security point to the process of securitization of immigration, which involves integrating migration issues into a catalogue of state security threats and considering them through the lens of possible threats to the receiving societies.

Tags: immigration securitization security refugees migration crisis

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Author: Inga B. Kuźma
Institution: University of Łódź (Poland)
Author: Edyta Pietrzak
Institution: Łódź University of Technology (Poland)
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 49-64
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019103
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy2019103.pdf

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The article deals with the subject of relations between theories of violence and the category of collective memory in relation to women’s war stories. The text introduces the issue of war and conflict, understanding the theory of violence, the category of collective memory and female war narratives, as well as the ways of their political interpretation. The interpretation is crucial because of method used in the research, meaning hermeneutics, but also because of the, presented here, perspective of polyphony.

Tags: herstory violence collective memory

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Author: Jarosław Piątek
E-mail: tankpanc@wp.pl
Institution: University of Szczecin (Poland)
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 36-48
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019102
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy2019102.pdf

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In spite of defining the role of various measures of security policy implementation the weight of one has been quite unequivocally assessed for the current policy. The main position for contemporary Poland is to be taken by the armed forces.
Under these conditions, the Polish Army has become a basic element of the defense system of Poland not only in terms of image. It is not surprising then that currently the armed forces have received a wide range of tasks regarding security – both internal and external. President Duda and the government of Law and Justice proudly show the 2 percent of GDP spent on defense and an even higher target, at the latest in 2030. However, this does not create a perspective that would allow “hurray” optimism. The key to describing the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland seems to be their ability to respond to the revolution in the field of military and the ability to modernize.
Despite the plans of the Ministry of National Defense and declarations given in media, this process faces a number of difficulties. Not only do we create “abstract” visions of needs for the current policy, but we also offend our partners and those that are still our allies.
The arms policy, so important from the point of view of this “self-sufficiency”, was brought to the accusations of lobbying, corruption, and fraud; not only do we not pay attention to our own needs, but we also create innovative concepts for the current policy that cause us to wander in dilettantism.
It seems that the shape of the implementation of the modernization of the Armed Forces is affected not only by the current policy. To a large extent, the condition of the Polish arms industry is also a decisive factor in the absorption of modernization.

Tags: armed forces modernization the Polish Army threats security policy Challenges armed forces

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Author: Abdullah Metin Durmuş
Institution: Başkent University (Turkey)
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 11-35
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019101
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy2019101.pdf

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This article is based on the idea that it is necessary to develop a quantitative method to calculate power of international actors, which will enable scholars to analyse international conflicts. The Global Potential Power Distribution Chart, which is calculated based on three main characteristics of international actors, namely population, territory and economic power, shows “potential power of states and international organisations”. It may be called “Durmuş Scale of Power (DSoP)”. The chart is a comprehensive indicator with considerable accuracy and 100 % objectivity. In this article, potential powers of international actors have been calculated for years 1987, 2004 and 2015, which gives a clear overview of the potential power distribution (balance of power) of the World regarding states and as well as international organisations. Potential military powers of some states and international organisation in year 2015 have also been calculated. This research proves by means of a contemporary approach applied and a quantitative method developed that, the World is multipolar since 2004, and China is, potentially, the most powerful state of the World since 2015. The method introduced in this article were sufficient enough to explain the effects of the enlargement of NATO and EU, EU after BREXIT, reform of the Security Council of the United Nations and instrumental enough to provide a peaceful understanding for the self-determination issue of Kosova. There are three conclusions to this research: 1) The method “Durmuş Scale of Power” is calculated is reliable because everybody with a scientific calculator or a computer can easily calculate potential power of a state provided that he or she has reliable data for territory, population and GDP. 2) “Global Potential Power Distribution Chart” is a comprehensive Chart which shows “balance of power” at a specific year. It enables us to compare power of states and international organisations in different years. 3) It is convenient to use “Durmuş Scale of Power” while analysing issues of international relations.

Tags: Durmuş Scale of Power Conflict Resolution Power Politics United Nations European Union NATO international relations theory

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Author: Agnieszka Szpak
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Author: Joanna Modrzyńska
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Author: Robert Gawłowski
Institution: WSB Universities (Poland)
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 5-8
DOI Address: -
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy2019100.pdf

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Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 3-4
DOI Address: -
PDF: ppsy/48-1/ppsy20191toc.pdf

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Polish Political Science Yearbook, 48(1). Published online: December 31, 2018. The Polish Political Science Yearbook is international peer-reviewed journal indexed in: American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) Online, BazHum, Central and Eastern European Online Library, Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (cejsh.icm.edu.pl), Columbia International Affairs Online, Cosmos Impact Factor, Directory of Open Access Journals, Electronic Journals Library, ERIH Plus, Gale PowerSearch, Google Scholar, HeinOnline, IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences, IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences, ICI Journals Master List, International Political Science Abstracts, Open Academic Journals Index, POL-Index (Polska Bibliografia Naukowa) and The Lancaster Index.

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Author: Michał Dahl
E-mail: dahl.michal@gmail.com
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2018
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Pages: 774-777
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018415
PDF: ppsy/47-4/ppsy2018415.pdf

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Book Review: Marcin Grabowski, Rywalizacja czy integracja? Procesy i organizacje integracyjne w regionie Azji i Pacyfiku na przełomie XX i XXI wieku. Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka 2015 (pp. 321). ISBN: 978 – 83 – 7638 – 601 – 0.

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Author: Kamila Rezmer
E-mail: kamila.rezmer@onet.pl
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University
Year of publication: 2018
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Pages: 769-773
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018414
PDF: ppsy/47-4/ppsy2018414.pdf

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Book Review: Jacek Lindner, 12 469 dróg do absolutu. Polskie media o religii po 1989 roku, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2017, pp. 414.

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Author: Emilia Woźniczko
E-mail: emi.wozi@gmail.com
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
Year of publication: 2018
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Pages: 765-768
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018413
PDF: ppsy/47-4/ppsy2018413.pdf

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Book Review: Peng Sen, Zhang Xiaochong & Jin Chuntian, Reformujac Chiny. Uwarunkowania międzynarodowe. Toruń: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek Publishing House 2015 (pp. 495). ISBN 978 – 83 – 8019 – 254 – 6.

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