Party structure and organisation in post-communist Poland

Szczerbiak, Aleks (2001) Party structure and organisation in post-communist Poland. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 17 (2). pp. 94-130. ISSN 1352-3279

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Detailed empirical examination of the institutional dynamics of the main parties and political groupings that have emerged in post-communist Poland, utilizing the theoretical models developed in the contemporary West European party literature, leads to the conclusion that the new Polish parties are strong at the level of state institutions and appear capable of fulfilling their role in terms of structuring elections, institutions and recruiting elites. However, they are also developing as somewhat remote institutions that are weak at the societal level and likely be much less effective at aggregating social interests and integrating citizens into the political process.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Aleks Szczerbiak
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:40
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 19:47
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