Deepening democratisation? Exploring the declared motives for ‘late’ lustration in Poland

Szczerbiak, Aleks (2016) Deepening democratisation? Exploring the declared motives for ‘late’ lustration in Poland. East European Politics & Societies, 32 (4). pp. 426-445. ISSN 0888-3254

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Abstract

Lustration was one of, if not the, most important and controversial transitional justice methods to be used in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and Poland is an archetypal case of late and recurring lustration. Many of the attempts in the literature to tackle such changes of lustration trajectory divide between those who focus on the partisan and electoral-strategic drivers of its protagonists, and those who ascribe more ideological-programmatic motives to them. The re-emergence of the lustration issue in the Polish case was entwined with broader debates about the quality of post-communist democracy more generally and often felt to be indicative of the need to deepen the democratisation process.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Democratisation, Fourth Republic, Lustration, Poland, Transitional justice
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Depositing User: Aleks Szczerbiak
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 12:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63436

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