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Are Polish Political Parties Really Europeanized?
Are Polish Political Parties Really Europeanized?

Author(s): Anna Pacześniak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Government/Political systems, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Centrum Europejskie Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Europeanization; Polish political parties; democracy; EU accession; EU integration

Summary/Abstract: This paper is the result of research conducted over several years on four Polish political parties: Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska ‘PO’); Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość ‘PiS’); Democratic Left Alliance (Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej ‘SLD’); and the Polish People’s Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe ‘PSL’). The purpose of the research was to determine whether the processes occurring within these parties as a result of Europeanization are substantial and affect their values, internal culture and organisational model. The intensity of each parties’ Europeanization was analysed in three dimensions: structure and organisation, political agendas, and culture. The research encompassed a period of ten years, spanning from before Poland’s accession to the EU to the most recent years.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 139-166
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: English