Ewolucja reżimu politycznego w Polsce w okresie funkcjonowania rządu Beaty Szydło

  1. Maciej Olejnik ORCiD: 0000-0002-8697-3158


Evolution of the political regime in Poland during the functioning of Beata Szydło’s government

Liberal and illiberal democracies can be defined on the basis of five criteria distinct in both types of democracy: the rule of law, the government’s control, political elites’ integrity, media freedom and minorities’ protection. The article shows that four out of five criteria constituting illiberal democracy were fulfilled in Poland while Beata Szydło’s government was functioning (the rule of law, the government’s control, media freedom and minorities’ protection), whereas only one systemic norm forming illiberal democracy (minorities’ protection) was fulfilled when the previous governments (Donald Tusk and Ewa Kopacz’s governments) operated. Thus, it can be stated that the transition from liberal to illiberal democracy took place in the period of the functioning of Szydło’s government.


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Wrocławskie Studia Politologiczne

26, 2019

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