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Piotrowski, G. (2017). Contention and the civil society. In: Marcin Moskalewiczn & Wojciech Przybylski (Ed.), Understanding Central Europe: (pp. 311-317). London: Routledge
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Contention and the civil society
2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: Understanding Central Europe / [ed] Marcin Moskalewiczn & Wojciech Przybylski, London: Routledge, 2017, s. 311-317Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

During the 1980s, the “civil society” concept made a comeback into the main discourse of the social sciences – after in principle being out of use since the mid-19th century – mainly as a consequence of the emergence of pro-democratic movements in Eastern European and Latin American authoritarian states (Kocka 2004: 67). Civil society in Central Europe is not only seen as one of the main forces behind the overthrow of the communist regimes in the region; it was also one of the core concepts of the transformation of 1989. The changes within the structure and form of the civil society in post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe reflect, to a large extent, the processes of the post-1989 transformation and the transfiguration of the political. This paper examines the tensions and conflicts within the broadly understood civil society sphere through the perspective of social mobilization and the function of the civil society. It also shows the dynamics of the changes within the sector and compares it with other forms of civic engagement such as grassroots social mobilizations. Finally, this papers deals with few myths about the civil society in post-communist Central Europe that shape the academic and the popular thinking about civil society sector in the region.

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London: Routledge, 2017
Serie
BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies ; 115
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34824 (URN)2-s2.0-85043808882 (Scopus ID)978-1-315-15773-3 (ISBN)978-0-415-79159-5 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-06-25 Laget: 2018-06-25 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-25bibliografisk kontrollert
Wennerhag, M., Fröhlich, C. & Piotrowski, G. (Eds.). (2017). Radical left movements in Europe. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Radical left movements in Europe
2017 (engelsk)Collection/Antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of capitalism and social inequalities were once again the main protest themes of social movements. This book provides an account of radical left movements in today’s Europe and how they are trying to accomplish social and political change.

The book’s international group of leading experts provide detailed analysis on social movement organizations, activist groups, and networks that are rooted in the left-wing ideologies of anarchism, Marxism, socialism, and communism in both newly democratized post-communist and longstanding liberal-democratic polities. Through a range of case studies, the authors explore how radical left movements are influenced by their situated political and social contexts, and how contemporary radical left activism differs from both new and old social movements on one hand, and the activities of radical left parliamentary parties on the other. Ultimately, this volume investigates what it means to be ‘radical left’ in current day liberal-democratic and capi- talist societies after the fall of European state socialism.

This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in European politics, contemporary social movements and political sociology.

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Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017. s. 283
Serie
The mobilization series on social movements, protest, and culture
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33558 (URN)10.4324/9781315603483 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040569082 (Scopus ID)1561/42/2011 (Lokal ID)978-1-4724-6146-9 (ISBN)978-1-315603-48-3 (ISBN)1561/42/2011 (Arkivnummer)1561/42/2011 (OAI)
Forskningsfinansiär
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011
Merknad

Copyright year 2018

Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-10-05 Laget: 2017-10-05 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. (2016). Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the former Soviet Union [Review]. Social Movement Studies, 15(2), 242-244
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the former Soviet Union
2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 15, nr 2, s. 242-244Artikkel, omtale (Annet vitenskapelig) Published
Emneord
Central and Eastern Europe, Democratization, Social Movements
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26970 (URN)10.1080/14742837.2015.1005591 (DOI)000373838800010 ()
Merknad

Book review of  Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the former Soviet Union by Adam Fagan and Jo Carmin (eds.), Routledge 2011 in: Social Movement Studies, published online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2015.1005591

Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-04-22 Laget: 2015-04-22 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-04bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. (2016). Od post-anarchizmu do pop-anarchizmu. In: Skrycki Radosław and Michał Przyborowski (Ed.), Radosława Skryckiego (Ed.), Studia z dziejów anarchizmu (2): w dwusetlecie urodzin Michaiła Bakunina. Paper presented at Szczecin, May 29-31, 2014.. Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Od post-anarchizmu do pop-anarchizmu
2016 (polsk)Inngår i: Studia z dziejów anarchizmu (2): w dwusetlecie urodzin Michaiła Bakunina / [ed] Radosława Skryckiego, Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego , 2016Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Annet vitenskapelig)
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Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, 2016
Emneord
Poland, Anarchism, Post-anarchism
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Politik, ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26973 (URN)1561/42/2011 (Lokal ID)978-83-7972-056-9 (ISBN)1561/42/2011 (Arkivnummer)1561/42/2011 (OAI)
Konferanse
Szczecin, May 29-31, 2014.
Forskningsfinansiär
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-04-22 Laget: 2015-04-22 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Polanska, D. V. & Piotrowski, G. (2016). Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion. Baltic Worlds, IX(1-2), 46-56
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion
2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, Vol. IX, nr 1-2, s. 46-56Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Two Polish cities, Warsaw and Poznań, are studied in the article to examine how external structures are handled and used by squatters in these two settings. The aim is to analyze opportunity structures that condition the emergence and development of squatting and how squatters respond to and utilize these opportunities. Our ambition is to understand why squatting has developed differently in the two cities by emphasizing the duration and cohesion of the squatting scene as pivotal for the different trajectories of squatting. It is argued in the article that the durability of the squatting environment abates tendencies to open the squatting scene to external coalitions and establish more institutionalized forms of political struggle.

Emneord
squatting, Poland, opportunity structures, cohesion, durability
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31064 (URN)1561/42/2011 (Lokal ID)1561/42/2011 (Arkivnummer)1561/42/2011 (OAI)
Forskningsfinansiär
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2185/311/2014The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011Swedish Research Council, 2010–1706
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-11-03 Laget: 2016-11-03 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. (2016). Punk Against Communism: Revolting in 1980s Poland. In: Andresen, Knud and Bart van der Steen (Ed.), A European Youth Revolt?: European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s (pp. 203-216). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Punk Against Communism: Revolting in 1980s Poland
2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: A European Youth Revolt?: European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s / [ed] Andresen, Knud and Bart van der Steen, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, s. 203-216Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The 1989 pro-democratic transition in Poland was partly influenced by the rapidly growing youth subcultures. Punk rock was one of the most visible of them, providing numerous young people with networking possibilities, fresh ideas and different (than of the dissidents) understanding of freedom. Punk was not only challenging aesthetically, but also contested communist authorities from a different perspective, looking into environmental protection or turning against compulsory military service. The punk ‘no future’ slogan was also very appealing for young people in crisis-driven Poland of 1980s and the flagship punk event in Poland – the Jarocin music festival – became a safe place for many young people. The aim of this chapter is to show how punk rock helped to overthrow communism in Poland through these processes.

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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Serie
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Emneord
Punk rock, communism, Poland
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26971 (URN)9781137565693 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-04-22 Laget: 2015-04-22 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-19bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. & Polanska, D. V. (2016). Radical Urban Movements in Poland: the case of squatting. Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, 17(1), 53-69
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Radical Urban Movements in Poland: the case of squatting
2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, ISSN 2084-2937, E-ISSN 2354-0389, Vol. 17, nr 1, s. 53-69Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Radical social movements are more and more often the subject of academic inquiry, where their agenda, identity-building processes and repertoires of action are examined vis a vis the dominant discursive opportunity structures. The case study presented in this articleis the squatting movement in Poland. We interpret this movement, its actions and in particular alliance-building strategies, through the perspective of radical flanks of broader urban social movements environment.

Emneord
squatting, post-socialism, urban movements, Poland
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31069 (URN)10.5604/20842937.1212304 (DOI)1561/42/2011 (Lokal ID)1561/42/2011 (Arkivnummer)1561/42/2011 (OAI)
Forskningsfinansiär
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2185/311/2014The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-11-03 Laget: 2016-11-03 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. & Wennerhag, M. (2015). Always against the state?: An analysis of Polish and Swedish radical left-libertarian activists’ interaction with institutionalized politics. PArticipation and COnflict, 8(3), 845-875
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Always against the state?: An analysis of Polish and Swedish radical left-libertarian activists’ interaction with institutionalized politics
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: PArticipation and COnflict, ISSN 1972-7623, E-ISSN 2035-6609, Vol. 8, nr 3, s. 845-875Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Radical left-libertarian movements are often regarded as primarily seeking ways to accom-plish social and political change outside the framework of institutionalized politics. Previous research, however, has paid little or no attention to the question of these activists’ actual interactions with institu-tionalized politics, nor has it addressed the ways these interactions could be understood in relation to their overall strategies and ideology. This article therefore explores whether, and to what extent, such interaction actually occurs and analyzes the meanings and motives radical left-libertarian activists – from anarchist, autonomist, and anarcho-syndicalist groups – attribute to various types of political actions, ranging from voting and lobbying to protests and direct action. We furthermore compare activists in Po-land and Sweden, in order to scrutinize whether cross-country differences in “political opportunities” affects the activists’ political strategies and ideas about how social and political change can best be ac-complished. Contrary to popular beliefs and many activists’ own self-declarations, our analysis shows that radical left-libertarian groups do in fact try to achieve political change by interacting with institution-alized politics. While radical left-libertarian activists do in most cases prefer “direct action”, this article explores how a more complex relationship to institutionalized politics allows them to accomplish real and immediate changes at the grassroots level.

Emneord
Social Movements, Radical Left-Libertarian Movements, Direct Action, Poland, Sweden
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Politik, ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29211 (URN)10.1285/i20356609v8i3p845 (DOI)000409063000011 ()2-s2.0-85006021059 (Scopus ID)1561/42/2011 (Lokal ID)1561/42/2011 (Arkivnummer)1561/42/2011 (OAI)
Forskningsfinansiär
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011Swedish Research Council, 4212007-8782
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-01-18 Laget: 2016-01-18 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-28bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. & Mikecs, D. (Eds.). (2015). Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics: Social movements and contentious politics in Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics: Social movements and contentious politics in Central and Eastern Europe
2015 (engelsk)Collection/Antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
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Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2015. s. 165
Emneord
social movements, eastern Europe
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28418 (URN)
Merknad

Special issue of the Intersections journal guest co-edited by Grzegorz Piotrowski, Sodertorn University.

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, ISSN 2416-089X

Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-09-29 Laget: 2015-09-29 Sist oppdatert: 2015-11-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Piotrowski, G. (2015). The ‘Other’ Democratization in Poland: The Case of Environmental Protection Movement. In: Vlad, Ioana ; Fabian, Katalin (Ed.), Democratization through Social Activism: Gender and Environmental Issues in Post-Communist Societies (pp. 235-264). Bucharest: Tritonic
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The ‘Other’ Democratization in Poland: The Case of Environmental Protection Movement
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: Democratization through Social Activism: Gender and Environmental Issues in Post-Communist Societies / [ed] Vlad, Ioana ; Fabian, Katalin, Bucharest: Tritonic , 2015, s. 235-264Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I show the development of the environmental protection movement in Poland and its influence on the process of democratization that occurred in the 1980s. I present the social and political landscape of Poland of the 1980s, focusing on the dynamics within the dissident sector. I shall later describe briefly the few most important campaigns of those times and present the actors that took part in them. In the second part of the paper I will analyze the input of the environmental movement for the democratization process of Poland and on the development of the NGO sector and grassroots social activism. The environmental movement in Poland managed to mobilize different cohorts of the society compared to the mainstream opposition, introduced novel repertoire of contention and brought issues that were not within the mainstream public discourse. In the last part of the paper I argue that the continuity of the environmental movement in Poland and its influence on the democratic consolidation after 1989. In the paper I focus mostly on the radical strain of the environmental movement in Poland that is under-researched within the transitional and social movement literature and that seemed to set the tone for the whole sector in terms of agenda and repertoires of action.

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Bucharest: Tritonic, 2015
Emneord
Poland, social movements, environmental movement
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27991 (URN)978-606-749-032-9 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-07-30 Laget: 2015-07-30 Sist oppdatert: 2016-10-28bibliografisk kontrollert
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Anti-racist contentions in the Baltic Sea region – a study of anti-racist activists' interplay with politicians and civil servants [57/2016_OSS]; Södertörns högskola
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