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  • Realizacja systemu kwotowego w kontekście miejsc kobiet na listach wyborczych. Wybory do Sejmiku Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego

    Author: Łukasz Tomczak
    E-mail: lukasz.tomczak@usz.edu.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Szczeciński
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6808-0364
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 58-71
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192105
    PDF: npw/21/npw2105.pdf

    Implementation of the quota system in the context of women’s places on electoral lists. Elections to the Regional Council of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship

    The article discusses the problem of implementing a quota system in placing gender representatives on electoral lists in local government elections. The research covers elections to the Regional Council (Sejmik) of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in years 2010, 2014 and 2018. The following research questions were posed: Was the number of women on the lists of individual committees greater than the statutory requirements? What places did women take on these lists? Which places on the lists allowed women to win tickets? The research focus concerns electoral committees that participated in the distribution of seats. After the introduction of quotas, the number of women on electoral lists has increased. The percentage of women on the lists was higher than the assumed amount. The representation of women was delivered in accordance with the requirements of the ordinance, but no attempt was made to provide such representation within particular places. The percentage of women taking the first places on the lists was actually smaller than the accepted amount. The increase in number and proportion of women present on electoral lists has not contributed to the increase of representation of women in the Regional Council. In the elections using the quota system, the number of elected women has been lower than expected.

  • Seniorzy i ich problemy w wybranych apelach wyborczych w 2018 roku

    Author: Beata Tomaszewska-Hołub
    E-mail: bethol@wp.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5829-5986
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 72-86
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192106
    PDF: npw/21/npw2106.pdf

    The Elderly and their issues in the selected electoral pleas in 2018

    In the last 25 years Polish society’s aging process has been intensified what caused a constant growth of the number of people in the age 65 and more. Furthermore, according to demographic prognosis, the share of this age group will be rising in the next years, as well as the role of “silver” electorate. In the local governments selections in 2018 the Elderly were perceived as an important electorate group. Their problems were not ignored and political groups noticed the necessity of winning this group round. In campaigns and election programs candidates focused on the seniors’ needs. The main propositions dealt with safety and health issues, as well as concerns regarding institutional solutions targeted for this group specifically. It can be said the Elderly became one of the most desirable voters next to the Young on Polish political scene.

  • Wątki pamięci w kampaniach wyborów samorządowych. Polska 2018

    Author: Anna Ratke-Majewska
    E-mail: anna.ratkemajewska@gmail.com
    Institution: Uniwersytet Zielonogórski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0845-5061
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 87-102
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192107
    PDF: npw/21/npw2107.pdf

    Threads of Memory in Local Government Election Campaigns. Poland 2018

    The use of threads of memory during election campaigns has a great political potential. Recalling the history of the community may contribute to the success of campaign activities, thanks to which the issues of remembrance of the past appear in the strategies of many election committees. And although the problem of the use of threads of memory before elections could be discussed through the prism of the various levels of elections, this article proposes a narrower perspective. The purpose of this text is to present the issue of recalling memory – using the narratives of memory and commemoration – in local government elections. What is important, the main discussed problem is based on the case of local government elections in Poland in 2018, and is presented through the analysis of three examples of the use of threads of memory during election campaigns (the content analysis of media reports). These examples came from Katowice, Warsaw and Bialystok, and its discussion contributed to the formulation of final conclusions.

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