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Polish families and migration since EU accession$
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Anne White

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428202

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.001.0001

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Post-communist Poland: social change and migration

Post-communist Poland: social change and migration

Chapter:
(p.26) (p.27) Two Post-communist Poland: social change and migration
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Polish families and migration since EU accession
Author(s):

Anne White

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.003.0002

This chapter provides some background information about Poland as a whole, giving the context for the more detailed examination of livelihoods in specific Polish locations. It uses the term ‘post-communist’, the adjective preferred by political scientists, in preference to ‘post-socialist’, a label used by some sociologists and anthropologists. It explains that the Polish political system from 1944–89 is far from ‘socialist’, as social democrats understand the term. It notes that communist party rule, however, is a reality.

Keywords:   Poland, livelihoods, post-communist, political scientists, post-socialist, sociologists and anthropologists, Polish political system, social democrats, communist party rule

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