The influence of populism on liberal democracy: for example, the right wing
(Law and Justice and Kukiz’15) in the parliamentary elections in Poland in 2015 Cover Image

Wpływ populizmu na demokrację liberalną…: na przykładzie prawicy (PiS i Kukiz’15) w wyborach parlamentarnych w Polsce w 2015 roku
The influence of populism on liberal democracy: for example, the right wing (Law and Justice and Kukiz’15) in the parliamentary elections in Poland in 2015

Author(s): Marek Tyrała
Subject(s): Politics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: populism; democracy; election 2015; PiS; Kukiz’15

Summary/Abstract: The main research hypothesis put in the article is: Populist parties have a negative impact onthe functioning of liberal democracy in Poland. The article attempts to characterize and definethe main criterion distinguishing populist parties and anti-system movements against thebackground of standard political parties. The article also attempts to characterize the processof functioning of liberal democracy in Poland. The text has an interdisciplinary character,the research problem has been analyzed from a political, sociological and philosophicalperspective. While verifying the hypothesis put in the work, it was noticed that there is a highprobability that the election success of populist parties and movements had a negative impacton the process of functioning of liberal democracy in Poland after the parliamentary elections.An attempt to verify the research hypothesis can make a significant contribution to furtherstudying the functioning of the party and anti-system movements in the process of electoralrivalry in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 3-14
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish