THE WESTERN IDEA AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGE OF

„IDEA ZACHODNIA” I GEOGRAFICZNY OBRAZ „POLSKI PIASTOWSKIEJ” W POLSKIEJ POLITYCE PO II WOJNIE ŚWIATOWEJ
THE WESTERN IDEA AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGE OF "THE PIAST POLAND" IN POLISH POLITICS AFTER SECOND WORLD WAR

Author(s): Jakub Potulski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Geopolitics
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Geopolityczne
Keywords: Poland;Western idea;geographical images;geopolitics

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to identify geographic and geopolitical images that areparticularly important to the Polish society (i.e. The Jagiellonian idea and the Westernidea), to indicate their sources, dynamics and use by political elites depending on thechanging external and internal context. The presentation of the dynamics of geopoliticalideas functioning within the Polish society and the analysis of ways to use them tolegitimize a specific internal and external policy is a case study showing the complexityof legitimization processes, and at the same time is to enrich knowledge about thedynamics of geopolitical images occurring within Polish society and used by politicalelites for achieving their goals.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 27-45
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish