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Instititutional constraints and creative solutions: Civil society in Poland in comparative perspective

Research project
Avslutad forskning
Project size
833 338
Project period
2013 - 2016
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

The project "Instititutional constraints and creative solutions: Civil society in Poland in comparative perspective", is led by Kerstin Jacobsson and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The project includes among other things studies of urban movements and mobilizations around housing issues, mobilizations around parenthood, but also environmental and animal rights activism. We would like to problematize the conventional view of the weak civil society in Poland and other post-communist societies. One point of departure is that civil society in this social context partly works in a different manner than in Western Europe but our hypothesis is that it is more dynamic than previous research states. One of the project goals is to capture this dynamic.