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Performative Democracy

Author : Elzbieta Matynia
ISBN : 9781317254348
Genre : Political Science
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fresh appreciation of the events of 1989 as we approach their 20th anniversary in 2009 Performative Democracy explores a potential in political life that easily escapes theorists: the indigenously inspired enacting of democracy by citizens. Written by one who experienced an emerging public sphere within Communist Poland, the book seeks to identify the conditions for performativity-performing politics--in public life. It examines a broad spectrum of cultural, social, and political initiatives that facilitated the non-violent transformation of an autocratic environment into a democratic one. Examples of performativity range from experimental student theater, through the engaged political thinking of dissident Adam Michnik, the alternative culture, and the Solidarity movement, to the drama of the Round Table Talks (and their striking parallels in South Africa), and finally, the post-1989 efforts of feminist groups and women artists to defend the recently won right of free public discourse. The book argues that performative democracy, with its improvisational mode and imaginative solutions, deserves a legitimate place in our broader reflections on democracy. Matynia describes how two apparent miracles of recent history-that communism in Poland was brought down without violence and that apartheid in South Africa was ended without a bloodbath-were the results of hard work and a new approach to change that she calls "performative democracy." Matynia reveals amazing parallels between the drama of Poland's Round Table Talks in 1989 and the Truth Commissions in South Africa in 1994. Matynia describes how experimental student theater groups, though subsidized by a totalitarian regime afraid of any authentic public life, created little pockets of public space for free and meaningful expression that were augmented by uncensored underground publishing and further expanded by the Solidarity movement into a democratic society within the totalitarian state. Matynia describes in a personal way how in the 1970s student theater groups planted the seeds of an authentic public sphere, how underground publishers nurtured freedom of expression and social criticism, and how, after democratic elections, women artists in the 1990s fought to sustain the newly won right to free public discourse. Matynia traces in vivid human terms the democratic aspirations and practices that led to democratic change in Poland but went largely unnoticed by western media and policymakers.
Category: Political Science

The Eight Language Tourism Dictionary

Author : Christopher Bajger
ISBN : 9781849898201
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Get your hands on the brand-new “Eight-language tourism dictionary”. The topics in the book are treated in eight languages-English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech and Slovak. This book includes all the most useful word phrases and sentences a tourist will need for a variety of situations. We believe that everyone can appreciate the value of being able to communicate in other languages and uncover the beauty of the words and phrases which emerge from everyday life. The readers will appreciate its multi-functionality because the dictionary gives the possibility of concentrating much better in several languages as an interpreter. The author recommends this guide for trips to the remote corners of the world. When travelling all over the world, you certainly should not forget to bring this publication, and in no case should it be missing from your luggage!
Category: Foreign Language Study

Polish Axiology

Author : Stanisław Jedynak
ISBN : 1565181417
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Poland And Eu Enlargement

Author : J. Kaminska
ISBN : 9781137452238
Genre : Political Science
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This book analyzes changes in Polish foreign policy in the context of the EU membership, exploring Poland's transition from a policy taker to policy-maker. It focuses on how Poland shapes EU policy towards the Eastern neighbors.
Category: Political Science

Equetrip

Author : Psoras
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Grupa broniaków jedzie do Equestrii na tygodniową wycieczkę. W planach nie ma żadnego ratowania świata, żadnych epickich przygód, żadnych czarnych charakterów ani żadnych magicznych pojedynków. Tylko zwiedzanie krainy przez siedem zwyczajnych dni... Ale czy w Equestrii istnieje coś takiego jak zwyczajny dzień? I czy osoby, dla których kucyki pełnią istotną rolę w życiu, będą się umiały trzymać z dala od kłopotów?
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Ein Schwieriger Dialog

Author : Małgorzata Sugiera
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110020877
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Polish Art Studies

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016646676
Genre : Arts, Polish
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Category: Arts, Polish

Bookbird

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008448693
Genre : Children's literature
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Category: Children's literature

Mieczys Aw Wejman

Author : Mieczysław Wejman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122979763
Genre : Cyclists in art
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Category: Cyclists in art