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2009 | 4(10) | 93-114

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Sieci polityczne, wspólnoty polityczne oraz problemy związane z rządzeniem


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Policy Networks, Policy Communities and the Problems of Governance

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Zagadnienie sieci i wspólnot politycznych oraz ich znaczenie we współczesnych systemach rządzenia konstytuują zakres problemowy tego tekstu. Dokonano w nim krytycznego przeglądu podejść konceptualnych do sieci i wspólnot politycznych z perspektywy badań porównawczych nad politykami publicznymi. Autorzy, eksponując użyteczność tych podejść do wyjaśniania procesów politycznych, dostrzegają zarazem ich immanentne ograniczenia. Nie przesądzają one jednak, zdaniem autorów, o nieprzydatności tych podejść, a jedynie oznaczają konieczność posługiwania się nimi w sposób umiejętny i rozważny.
The paper focuses on the issues of policy networks and communities as well as their significance in contemporary systems of governance. The authors critically explore co nceptual approaches to policy networks and communities from the standpoint of comparative studies of public policies. While emphasizing the explanatory value of these approaches in the area of political processes, the authors are at the same time aware of their inherent limitations. The latter, however, do not imply their ineffectiveness, but suggest the need to apply such approaches in a competent and prudent manner.


  • University of Saskat- chewan, Canada
  • Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada


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