Title: Civil society in Poland in the 1990s. Ideas and their reflection in the Constitution and in jurisprudence


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Civil society in Poland in the 1990s. Ideas and their reflection in the Constitution and in jurisprudence


Kozerska, Ewa   Duszka-Jakimko, Hanna


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democracy   civil society   the third sector   post-communism regimes   constitution   judicature  
demokracja   społeczenstwo obywatelskie   trzeci sektor   reżimy postkomunizmu   konstytucja   sądownictwo


Stanowi kontynuację: Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis. Studia nad Faszyzmem i Zbrodniami Hitlerowskimi ; 1 (1974)-33 (2011) ; ISSN 0137-1126


Civil society is the term being in the interest of many branches of science. Through centuries in different legal and social systems the above-mentioned term has been named as: koinōnia politīke, societas civilis, civil society or bürgerliche Gesellschaft. The idea of civil society was and still is a basic condition for the democracy model and for the organization of community life in contemporary societies. In many modern perspectives on the civil society there is a common denominator unrelated to the legal capacity of the state. From that background the crucial question to be posed is about the place of an individual in the functioning of civil society and it should be related to communitarian and liberal conceptions of an individual which takes part in an ontological foundation of society. According to the normative analysis, the idea of the civil society is present in the legal systems of democratic states including developing democracies of the Central and Eastern Europe. The subject matter theory finds that the idea of civil society entirely gains in value only when related to the principle of subsidiarity. It assumes primacy, independence and autonomy of an individual in meeting his needs before the needs of social communities, especially before the needs of the state as the “highest being”. Thus in an active democracy a great importance is placed on the development of the so-called third sector, right to associate, non-discrimination, political pluralism, functioning of associations supporting activities of an individual in the public space.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Maciejewski, Marek. Red.   Scheffler, Tomasz. Red.

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czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)   artykuł


oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:108241   ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249


PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng

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pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3506, Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2013, 35, nr 1, s. 27-43

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