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Poland pioneered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Domestic reformism and the negotiated abdication of ruling elites in 1989 have structured the country's politics in the 1990s. But the division between the communist and Solidarity camps continues to cause problems for a potential reform coalition aiming to complete modernisation through the restructuring required for EU membership. Secular-Catholic and rural-urban conflicts, and well as the growing regional split between the north-west and south-east,...
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Poland: The Conquest of History

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Overview

Poland pioneered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Domestic reformism and the negotiated abdication of ruling elites in 1989 have structured the country's politics in the 1990s. But the division between the communist and Solidarity camps continues to cause problems for a potential reform coalition aiming to complete modernisation through the restructuring required for EU membership. Secular-Catholic and rural-urban conflicts, and well as the growing regional split between the north-west and south-east, have fragmented political life and the party system. Nevertheless, Poland has made remarkable steps in the consolidation of democracy and the development of her political system, whilst maintaining social stability; she is also successfully transcending her historical security dilemma of open western and eastern frontiers and stronger, aggressive neighbours, by embedding herself in Europe through membership of NATO and the EU. Poland is overcoming her historical problems.
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Paul Lewis
A coverage of past and present Polish affairs for the informed but non-specialist reader.
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Though Poland pioneered the collapse of Eastern European Communism, Sanford (politics, U. of Bristol, UK) appraises how Solidarity-Communist, secular-Catholic, and urban-rural schisms continue to cause problems for a modernizing nation playing a new role in the European Union and NATO. A chronology charts events over the past millennium. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136650963
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Series: Postcommunist States and Nations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 113
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Chronology
Glossary of Abbreviations
Map of Poland
1 From God's Playground to Normality 1
2 Politics in Democratic Poland 29
3 Economy, Society and Modernisation 65
4 Poland's Place in the New Europe 81
Bibliography 113
Index 115
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    An ancient watch tower said to be built by the ancients that looms over the castle built around it. The stones are sturdy but covered in moss and different plants. From the top ypu can see the whole kingdom.

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