Polish politics and society /
Frances Millard.
New York : Routledge, 1999.
xii, 232 p.
0415159032 (hard)
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New York : Routledge, 1999.
0415159032 (hard)
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Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-07-01:
The focus of this study is an examination of Poland's transition to democracy from 1989 through the fall of 1998. Although the presentation is basically chronological, each of the nine chapters covers a key subject including the communist legacy, institution-building, civil liberties, the party system, political participation, foreign policy, and the role of the Catholic Church. The concluding chapter assesses the character of Polish democratization and discusses the wider interplay of structural factors and external influences that have affected the transition process. Millard (senior lecturer in comparative politics of the Visegrad States at the University of Essex, UK.) provides a comprehensive bibliographic guide using both English and Polish source material. She has published extensively on aspects of Polish politics and public policy. Tabular material is confined to electoral results and legislative strength. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals. V. McHale; Case Western Reserve University
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An examination of political, social and economic development in Poland since the summer of 1989, with the main focus on democratization.
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This is a survey of political, social and economic development in Poland since the first non-communist prime minster took office in the summmer of 1989.
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The book covers areas of political, social and economic development in Poland since the summer of 1989, with the main focus on democratization.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Poland and the 'transition to Democracy'p. 1
The Practice of Governmentp. 14
Institution-Building and the Constitutional Settlementp. 34
Civil Liberties and the Rule of Lawp. 57
Elections and the Emerging Party Systemp. 77
Political Participation and Civil Societyp. 102
The Political Role of the Catholic Churchp. 124
The Politics of Economic and Social Policyp. 143
Conclusionp. 165
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 208
Indexp. 229
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