SOCIAL INTEGRATION: THE POLE BUT NOT THE CITIZEN (Intefracja spoleczna: Polak - nie obywatel)
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This paper concerns some of the major problems of the Polish society. These problems are connected with the low level of social integration. Polish society could be characterize by the weak social ties and the slight local identity. The authors tried to distinguish two political integration's perspectives: liberal and conservative. The liberal integration can be understood as a civil society and its values. They identify the conservative integration with the nation and its values. The authors pointed at some past and present integratable factors like: ideology, religion, consumption. In their research they used some of the recent data from the Social Diagnosis 2007 (ed. J. Czapinski, T. Panek). On the basis of social capital indicator they came to the conclusion that one can not talk about the civil society in Poland. Poles feel more connected with the abstract nation than the real state and people. One may say: the Pole but not the Citizen.
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