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Antynomie sprzeciwu
Antinomies of Opposition

Author(s): Jarosław Flis
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: political divisions; left wing; right wing; populism; Polish political parties; podziały polityczne; lewica; prawica; populizm; polskie partie polityczne

Summary/Abstract: Interpretation of Polish political divisions is difficult, if one takes as a reference the traditional division into left wing and right wing politics. Similar difficulties are caused by a phenomenon emerging in all European democracies described as populism. The essay presents a perspective that allows to combine both problems by offering one explanation. It reveals how the main Polish division axis, perpendicular to the traditional left wing-right wing axis, is part of a phenomenon present in other countries. This interpretation also explains the nature of the Polish movements known as populist ones.

  • Issue Year: 3/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 93-103
  • Page Count: 11