07.05.2020
Political Cynicism and the Polish Presidential Elections

This May’s presidential elections in Poland have been postponed for now but dilemmas remain in a political scene where cynicism permeates voter choices and perspectives.

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26.03.2020
The Contradictions of PiS’s Poland

PiS has led Poland on a course characterised by Euroscepticism and the erosion of democracy. Two issues will shape Poland’s future: energy policy and relations with Ukraine.

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11.03.2020
Breaking Hard Earth: A Social History of Green Politics in Poland

Green politics has long been part of Polish politics and, despite its ups and downs, it certainly has a future.

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05.02.2020
Prospects for a Progressive Poland

What will the coming months and years bring for the Polish political scene?

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17.12.2019
Gender Ideology and the Crisis of Care in Poland

In Poland the incumbent right-wing Law and Justice party, backed by the Catholic Church, demonised LGBT organisations in its recent successful electoral campaign. Adam Ostolski spoke to feminist activist and scholar Agnieszka Graff about why gender politics have become central to Polish politics, taking a step back to analyse how the Right’s scapegoating of gender is a response to the same set of social issues that the Left attributes to neoliberalism.

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09.10.2017
Beyond Opposition – How to Break Conservative Rule in Poland

Feminist and Green activist Aleksandra Kołeczek argues that to successfully challenge the Law and Justice Party’s grip on power, political opposition in Poland must develop an alternative vision and a fresh strategy.

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03.10.2017
“Let’s Not Leave Emotion to the Populists!”

How is Poland’s ruling party managing to retain popularity despite mass protests, and how can its progressive parties learn to tap into people’s emotions? An interview with sociologist Dr Elżbieta Korolczuk, chair of one of the organisations behind the demonstrations.

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19.09.2017
Poles Apart

The fight for democracy in Poland deserves European solidarity – but it should consist of more than commissioners pointing fingers from Brussels.

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18.07.2017
Deals with Dinosaurs: the DUP

The UK election result forced the Conservative Party into a deal with a little-known Northern Irish party – who are they? A comparative look with Poland.

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23.01.2017
Poland: a Vicious Cycle of Disdain

Poland’s increasingly polarised political discourse, an increasing state grip on the media, and how to break the pattern.

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