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From Old Times to New Europe: The Polish Struggle for Democracy and Constitutionalism


  • Bogumil Terminski


The book examines the relationship between law and politics in twentieth-century Poland. The author pays attention to the political and legal aspects of the legitimacy of power in Poland during the last century. The author focuses on the role of law and the judiciary in shaping the political order and civil society rules in Poland after the collapse of Communism. The book is divided into six chapters on the Assumption of independent statehood (1), Second Polish Republic (2), World War II (Soviet and Nazi Regimes) (3), Communist Dictatorship (People's Republic of Poland) (4), Rule of Law after 1989 (5), and Final Remarks (6).

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  • Bogumil Terminski, 2011. "From Old Times to New Europe: The Polish Struggle for Democracy and Constitutionalism," Revista Crítica de Historia de las Relaciones Laborales y de la Política Social, Grupo (Universidad de Málaga), issue 3, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:histor:y:2011:i:3:18

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