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2010 | 2(335) | 103-114
Article title

POLAND - GERMANY - THE EUROPEAN UNION IN POLISH POLITICAL THOUGHT IN THE PRE-ACCESSION PERIOD (Polska - Niemcy - Wspólnota Europejska w polskiej mysli politycznej w okresie przedakcesyjnym)

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The article expounds three visions of international relations within the triangle of Poland - Germany - the European Union present in contemporary Polish political thought in the period preceding Poland's accession to the EU. Supporters of the pro-accession-optimistic paradigm claimed that Poland and Germany share basic national interests so integrative structures create a platform for a more effective implementation of common goals. On the other hand, according to the pro-accession-pessimistic conception, processes of European integration are an antidote to an excessive expansion of German power, while Polish-German reconciliation should not overshadow the numerous hazards that ensue from Berlin's actual or hypothetical pursuit of a dominant position in Europe. In turn adherents of the anti-accession paradigm considered Poland's and Germany's interests to be objectively contradictory and viewed the European Union as an agency of Berlin's raison d'état.
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103-114
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  • Lukasz Machaj, Instytut Zachodni, Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy, 61-854 Poznan, ul. Mostowa 27, Poland
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11PLAAAA093833
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bwmeta1.element.59ad7879-5602-3f71-bf7b-d7573de28f86
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