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Reversing the myth On weak post-communist civil society

The rationale of the conference “The Challenge of Collective Action: New Perspectives on Civil Society and Social Activism in Contemporary Poland” was to question the conventional view of Polish civil society by highlighting the neglect of spontaneous and informal forms of activism in studies of post-socialist and Polish civil society.

By Dominika Polanska Inga kommentarer till Reversing the myth

Labor migration in the Baltic Sea Countries. “We need workers and they need work”

The expert seminar "Labor migration in the Baltic Sea Countries: Trends and prospects" April 25, took a closer look at migration-related challenges. Export of labor and lose of younger people are worrying problems for the Baltic States, noted key-note speaker professor Charles Woolfson. Other problems mentioned on the seminar were the labor migrants’ vulnerable situation, and the growing amount of abandoned children.

By Påhl Ruin 1 kommentar till “We need workers and they need work”

Remembering the Shipyard Strike

This article focus on how the Gdańsk shipyard strike and the formation of Solidarity have been remembered and observed afterwards, especially in connection with the 30th anniversary in August 2010. The author explores how people create meaning in past events in relation to current interests, and how the depiction of a shared history is constantly recast and used.

By Karin S Lindelöf Inga kommentarer till the Shipyard Strike

gated communities poland holds the european record in housing for the distrustful

At present, there are probably more than four hundred gated communities in Warsaw and an estimated 75 percent of all new homes on the market in Warsaw are in gated communities. No other European capital has numbers this high. The tendency is the same in other larger Polish cities.

By Peter Johnsson 2 kommentarer till poland holds the european record in housing for the distrustful

The young and the old in Polish photography

The Kraków Photomonth Festival was held for the first time in 2002, and internationally renowned photographers from many countries have been represented from the very start. Exhibitors in 2012 included Sally Mann (US), Viviane Sassen (Netherlands), Jason Evans (UK), and Sergey Bratkov (Ukraine).

By Per Eklöf Inga kommentarer till in Polish photography

Right wing extremism. Conceived football hooliganism

Nationalist and anti-Semitic symbols, racist statements and the making of monkey sounds when black players enter the plan are a few examples of what goes on the football fields in Ukraine and Poland. Racism and intolerance are not exclusive problems for the two countries hosting the football championships, but a shared concern for Europe.

By Ann-Cathrine Jungar Inga kommentarer till Conceived football hooliganism

Football against Sex Tourism and Prostitution?

EURO 2012 makes prostitution not just a Ukrainian problem, but an European issue.

By Yuliya Yurchuk 1 kommentar till Football against Sex Tourism and Prostitution?

POLITICS, CLASS AND FOOTBALL. LOOKING WEST AND EAST FROM STOCKHOLM

The host countries have a lot riding on not just their teams' performances, but also their management of the tournament.

By Nicholas Aylott 1 kommentar till LOOKING WEST AND EAST FROM STOCKHOLM

Polish-Ukrainian relations. outside the arenas

Poland has long been working to bring Ukraine closer to the EU, and vice versa. While others have become short of breath, Poland has continued to pass the ball over the border. The goal statistics have not always lived up to expectations, but the game has continued, and the long-term goal remains the same.

By Tove Stenqvist 1 kommentar till outside the arenas

maria janion. a tree spreading seeds

Maria Janion is Poland’s undisputed intellectual authority – but she is relatively unknown abroad. Maria Janion is a professor emeritus of literature. Her studies of Romanticism led Janion to see the specificity in Poland’s cultural development. As a public intellectual, Janion has always intervened in the political discourse. In recent years, she has put her authority to use to support the feminist movement and the reawakened new Left.

By Teresa Kulawik & Renata Ingbrant 1 kommentar till a tree spreading seeds