Polish transition in a political-sociological perspective

Henryk Skorowski

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Vol no: 15

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In summing up the reflections of this article, it should be emphasized that the Polish transformation of 1989 took place on several fundamental levels. The most important of these, however, were the transformations in the political and social planes. These, in turn, caused transformations in other spheres, such as economic, cultural, administrative, etc. It seems that the most important achievements of these transformations are the change in the very nature of the state, the development of young democracy as a good state system, the creation of opportunities for citizens to exercise their due rights, the refinement of the idea of local self-government, the attainment of media freedom and the refinement of proper church-state regulation on the basis of the concordat. These achievements should be considered the most important in a political-sociological assessment.