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The Presidency and Governance in Poland: Yesterday and Today

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The Presidency and Governance in Poland parallels the studies the Miller Center has produced on the American presidency and governance. It draws on the most able specialists on Poland, in the United States and Poland, who address issues that are central to any discussion of governance. Co-published with The Miller Center.

Author Biography: Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at The Miller Center of ...

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Overview

The Presidency and Governance in Poland parallels the studies the Miller Center has produced on the American presidency and governance. It draws on the most able specialists on Poland, in the United States and Poland, who address issues that are central to any discussion of governance. Co-published with The Miller Center.

Author Biography: Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at The Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Contains papers and discussions presented at the Miller Center of Public Affairs in the 1990s, organized in sections on the importance of Poland to Americans, constitutional and political change in Poland, constitutions and elections, Polish-American relations in the 1990s, Poland's national security program, and developments in the mid-1990s. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at The Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Poland: 1992 3
2 The Polish Political Scene, The Walesa Presidency, and the Parliamentary Elections 25
3 Political, Social, and Economic Developments and Dilemmas 43
4 The Polish Interim Constitution of 17 October 1992: The Executive and the Elections 63
5 The 1993 Elections in Poland 81
6 Polish-American Relations in the 1990s: Historical Background and New Perspectives 103
7 Updating the Transformation Process in Poland 121
8 Recent Developments in Poland 137
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