Polish Environmental Movement

A new article on the history of Poland’s environmental​ movement

ESPRi’s Julia Szulecki and Kacper Szulecki published an article entitled “Between domestic politics and ecological crises: (De)legitimization of Polish environmentalism” in the high impact journal Environmental Politics. The article is available in Open Access. An earlier version of the paper, richer in historical detail, appeared in 2017 as an ESPRi Working Paper 6/2017.

Between domestic politics and ecological crises: (De)legitimization of Polish environmentalism

Authors: Julia Szulecka and Kacper Szulecki, Journal Article published in: Environmental Politics (forthcoming 2020) (available in Open Accesss)DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1674541  While political environmentalism played an important role in social mobilization against communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe before 1989, throughout the 1990s and early 2000s conservationism appeared to be in decline across the region, and external pressure from European […]

„Bez atomu w naszym domu” – Protesty antyatomowe w Polsce po 1985 roku

Authors: Tomasz Borewicz, Kacper Szulecki and Janusz Waluszko; Monograph; Publisher: European Solidarity Center, Gdansk, 2019 Czy katastrofa w Czarnobylu przyczyniła się do upadku komunizmu? Skąd wziął się polski ruch ekologiczny i dlaczego po 1989 roku nie stworzył silnej politycznej reprezentacji? Niniejsza monografia umiejscawia antyatomowe protesty, które przetoczyły się przez Polskę w latach 1985–1990, w szerszym […]

Polish Environmental Movement 1980-2017 (De)legitimization, Politics & Ecological Crises

Authors: Julia Szulecka and Kacper Szulecki; ESPRi Working Paper No. 6, 2017; Available in Open Access Why has the Polish government decided to give in to environmental protesters in the widely publicised case of the Rospuda River (2006-2007) but chooses to ignore both EU pressure and domestic activism the ongoing protests against the logging of the […]

The River that Divided a Nation: Rhetoric, Environmental Activism and the Political Controversy Over the Rospuda River Valley in Poland

Authors: Julia Ziemińska and Kacper Szulecki, ESPRi Working Paper no. 1, April 2010 Are environmental norms uniform in the EU and if yes – how does that happen? This article demonstrates the process through which norms are transnationally enforced in Europe. It also engages in a theoretical discussion with constructivist research on normative change, arguing […]

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