Inauguration of Andrzej Duda’s presidency as a set of legitimacy claims Cover Image

Inauguracja prezydentury Andrzeja Dudy jako zespół roszczeń legitymizacyjnych
Inauguration of Andrzej Duda’s presidency as a set of legitimacy claims

Author(s): Małgorzata Kołodziejczak
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Political behavior, Politics and communication, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: political rituals; political legitimacy; presidency; Andrzej Duda;

Summary/Abstract: The author of this paper analyzes a specific political fact, namely the inauguration of presidency in modern democratic systems. Focusing on the inauguration of Andrzej Duda’s presidency, the author answers the question of whether this extensive range of activities (encompassing the act of swearing in, symbolical acts, presidential address and other speeches) is an element of a consciously created legitimacy claim made by the president-elect. Answering this question in the affirmative, the author illustrate show the claims that refer to all three of Weber’s types of legitimacy are encompassed in the successive parts of the inauguration: the swearing in refers to the legal element of legitimacy, an extensive range of symbolical acts refers to tradition, whereas the presidential address introduces yet another element justifying legitimacy, this time resulting from the heritage of Lech Kaczyński’s charisma.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 323-341
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish