Brendan Humphreys

PhD in Political Science and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute – Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies and the Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria).

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Articles by Brendan Humphreys

  1. Cross or Crossroads Will there be a 'quiet revolution' in Poland?

    With the recent screening of a feature film and a documentary depicting corruption and sexual abuse by priests in Poland, issues that were previously taboo are now being aired in public. What effect, if any, will they have on the powerful position of the Church in Poland? This article looks first at how scandals have challenged the massive authority of the Church in another conservative and Catholic country, Ireland. It asks whether there are sufficient points of similarity between the two countries and their political predicaments for the Irish experience to act as a guide for the Polish situation.

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