External Factors of System Transformation in Poland

Nataliia Holubiak

Abstract


The author analyzed e a new perspective on democratization processes, by analyzing the role of external dynamics in the transformation Poland. The academic research only recently started to focus on the external factors, and the influenced agents were mainly the political elites and institutions. The first part examines the theoretical foundations of transformation, a combination of external and internal factors that have influenced the processes in Central and Eastern Europe. For example, the model, presented by the researcher Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński shows the sequence of five phases of transition from the old system to the new one in Poland. In the next part, author describes “transformation through integration” and analyzes the effect of the overlap of the systemic transformation process on accession processes. In conclusion, membership in the EU is considered as an opportunity to further develop, the factor of increase foreign direct investment and the choice of civilization for Polish society.


Keywords


transformation; accession to the EU; integration; “external factors of transformation”.

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