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The Challenge of Socio-Economic Coherence for Poland's Economic Policy in Context of Transformation Processes

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  • Woźniak Michał

    (Applied Economics Department, Cracow University of Economics, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland)

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The article focuses on Polish socio-economic coherency in the European and regional context during post WWII period. The author argues that the source of this incoherency are faulty mechanisms, its economic, social and regional policies which were before the transformation based on central coordination of strategies and later, prior to Polish membership in the EU, due to autonomic processes. Much of the weaknesses after accession of Polan to the EU have been due to mixed policies practiced. This has been based on competitive harmony in which economic, social and territorial coherence that is augmented by open coordination methods at union, national, regional and sub-regional levels. It is not sufficient applying socio-economic coherence to processes of eliminating disproportions existing in regional development. Their practical utility requires taking cognizance of the specificity of local material, human and social capital resources. The key issue of socio-economic coherence is harmonizing the development of all aspects of human living.

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  • Woźniak Michał, 2009. "The Challenge of Socio-Economic Coherence for Poland's Economic Policy in Context of Transformation Processes," Review of Economic Perspectives, De Gruyter Open, vol. 9(3), pages 156-170, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:reoecp:v:9:y:2009:i:3:p:156-170:n:1
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