Democratization Processes in Poland and Slovenia: Comparative Study


Miro Haček, Ph.D., Professor (ed)
University of Ljubljana
Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, Ph.D. (ed)
University of Silesia in Katowice


Edited volume is researching the behaviour of democratic institutions of state regulation, to ascertain their relationship and openness to citizens and their initiatives, and is examining the possibilities of civil society forming policies. Special emphasis is being put on latest (non)democratic processes in both case study countries, i.e. Poland and Slovenia. In practice both countries rank in all aspects among liberal democracies. On the other side, there are different sorts of meagre democracies: exclusive, non-liberal, delegation and patronising. The book presents selected Slovenian and Polish constitutional regulations, as well as the organisation and actions of political authorities. Authors are seeking answers to different questions, for instance the question of the extent to which both countries have managed to approach the ideal model of democratic regulation since democratisation processes in 1990s. Authors are aplying different methods when dealing with the mentioned subjects among which transitional, modernisation and structural methods are worth mentioning.

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Miro Haček, Ph.D., Professor, University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, email:

Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, Ph.D., University of Silesia in Katowice

University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Political Science and Journalism, Unit of Political Systems of Poland and Central and Eastern European Countries at the, Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland, email:

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