Social Patterns of Being Political : The Initial Phase of the Post-Communist Transition in Poland

Slomczynski, Kazimierz M.

Published by IFiS Publishers, 2000
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Synopsis: This volume is based on research material from a panel survey (POLPAN) conducted in Poland in 1987-88 and 1993. It covers the "initial phase" of Poland's "post-communist transition" to democracy and capitalism. This is the time when the institutional framework for both a democratic regime and a free market economy was established. It began with preparations for the Round Table negotiations between the communist authorities and opposition representatives in mid-1988 and ended with the September 1993 national election in which the post-communist forces won an open electoral competition.

Our volume focuses on four general topics: individuals' biographies shaped under communism; attitudes and orientations toward economic change; political participation and protest behavior; and social class and political experience. The findings -- presented in nine research papers preceded by an introduction -- raise serious questions about the way in which the "cultural legacy of communism" has been conceptualized in social sciences and about its posited negative impact on prospects for the successful consolidation of democracy and a market economy in post-communist societies. Contributors to this volume are sociologists and political scientists who currently are, or have been, affiliated with The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences.

From the Publisher: This volume, "Social Patterns of Being Political," provides a comprehensive description of social forces that have been acting in contemporary Poland in the initial phase of its post-communist transformation. It contains empirically based papers arguing against widely accepted hypotheses about the "death of social class" and "flat political landscape." It might be of interest to established specialists and graduate students in sociology, political science, and economics. It could also be adopted for higher-level courses in social and behavioral sciences, and area studies.

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Publication Date: 2000
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Slomczynski, Kazimierz M.
Published by IFiS Publishers
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