The book is a study of the state of the Polish democracy and focuses on the years 2012 and 2013. It explores available documents and statistical data, offers a collection of experts' judgments, and analyses public opinion research. Ten domains of democracy are covered, some of them as fundamental as the rule of law, the political community or public administration. The study evaluates contemporary Polish democracy as consolidated and assesses it as reasonably effective, although a number of clear shortcomings call for improvements.
About the Author
Radosław Markowski is Head of the Comparative Politics Department at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Chair of the Center for the Study of Democracy at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Michał Kotnarowski is Researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw).
Michał Wenzel is Researcher at the Center for the Study of Democracy (Warsaw).
Marta Żerkowska-Balas is Researcher at the Center for the Study of Democracy (Warsaw).
Table of Contents
Contents: Democratic Audit of Poland – Assessment of the quality of democracy – Political community – Political process – Quality of the media – Public administration – Corruption – Party system – Democratic citizen – Public responsibility – Political responsiveness and accountability.