Gavin Rae

Gavin Rae is a sociologist from Warsaw. He runs the blog ‘Beyond the Transition’ and is author of the books ‘Poland’s Return to Capitalism’ and Privatising Capital – The Commodification of Poland’s Welfare State’.


The Liberal Roots of Polish Conservatism

The recent elections in Poland show some startling trends. A narrowing of the political landscape has all but eliminated progressive voices from the Left, and the principles of solidarity and social justice, which once defined political struggle in Poland, seem to have been discarded in favour of strict individualism.

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