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Conclusion

  • Jacek CzaputowiczEmail author
  • Anna Wojciuk
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Abstract

Analysis of the historical and institutional factors that have affected the development of International Relations in Poland has revealed the detrimental impact of the communist era over the past quarter-century. The continuity of the pre-war Polish traditions of political thinking about international relations has been severed, and IR became an area of ideological conflict. Theoretical and methodological weakness continue. Theories are applied rarely, hardly being used to support analytical tasks and reveal their explanatory power. Polish IR is divided between universalists and traditionalists. Universalists seek to integrate Polish IR into the international discipline. Traditionalists stress the continuity of IR development with the communist period, and they see no need to settle accounts with the past.

Keywords

International Relations in Poland Traditionalists Universalists 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of European Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences and International StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences and International StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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