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Looking for a good book on modern Polish politics


Rain33 14 | 19  
15 Jul 2011 /  #1
I am wondering if any one can recommend a book on Polish politics since the collapse of Communism and the dissolution of the PUWP. I am having trouble locating a good English book on the subject, or for that matter, on Ukrainian politics since 1989. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? I am interesting in Polish and Ukrainian politics, although my interest falls more heavily on the Polish side.

There are plenty of books on interwar and post-war Poland, but I can't seem to find very many books on politics in post-Communist Poland.
delphiandomine 86 | 17823  
15 Jul 2011 /  #2
I am having trouble locating a good English book on the subject, or for that matter, on Ukrainian politics since 1989. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? I am interesting in Polish and Ukrainian politics, although my interest falls more heavily on the Polish side.

Alas, there's no such thing - such books are heavily politically biased - I'm pretty sure there's no work in English with is impartial.

Your best bet is to do what I did and read lots on Google - there's a wealth of old news stories out there about Poland, which gives you the idea of how things were.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1366  
15 Jul 2011 /  #3
Try Polish House by Radek Sikorski.
milky 13 | 1656  
15 Jul 2011 /  #4
Naomi Kliens book Shock Doctrine has a section on Poland: naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine
the book 'free to hate': Free-Hate-Post-Communist-Eastern-Europe/dp/04159 10587

Jane Hardy's book: us.macmillan.com/polandsnewcapitalism

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