ISSUE: 3/2009

  • Volume 51
  • Number 3
  • 2009


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Państwo jako agent i pryncypał w świetle teorii PAT

The State as agent and principal in the light of the PAT theory


The ‘fall of the Berlin wall’ and the subsequent move towards democratisation brought about a new opportunity to revisit theoretical deliberations on democracy and democratisation and find appropriate analytical vehicles for the study of Central and Eastern Europe change.
The paper reviews the classic as well as most contemporary argumentation from academic discourse on democratisation and points democratic standards that seem most adequate in Central and Eastern
European Countries (CE EC) context. The road from authoritarianism
does not always lead to liberal democracies, sometimes it does to hybrid regimes or defected democracies, the reforea large part of this paper focuses on the quality of democracy in the CE EC context. In the final part the author concludes on the relative normative power of democracy standards and democratisation patterns as well as suggests further research on post-communist transition and consolidation studies to capture the post-colonialism debate’s conclusion as they may be partly applicable in researching CE EC change.

Language: Polish

Pages: 87-105

How to Cite:


Riedel, R. (2009) "Państwo jako agent i pryncypał w świetle teorii PAT". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 3/2009, pp. 87-105.