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From Constitutionalism to Totalitarianism: Communist Constitutional Practice and its Polish Application (1944–89)

  • Mark Brzezinski
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Abstract

This chapter examines constitutional theory and practice in communist Poland. Part A briefly describes the institutionalization of a communist ‘people’s democracy’ in Poland after World War II. Part B examines the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the communist constitution promulgated in Poland in 1952. Part C discusses the constitutional reform of a liberal democratic nature which occurred in communist Poland following the ‘Solidarity period’ of 1980.

Keywords

Communist Party Judicial Review Executive Branch Constitutional Amendment Judicial Independence 
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© Mark Brzezinski 1998

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  • Mark Brzezinski

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