Radosław Marzęcki (2015)

The ‘drifting Generation’ without a Helmsman. Main obstacles in shaping the Relations between the Political Parties and the Youth in Poland

Czasopismo Slovak Journal of Political Sciences
Skrócona nazwa czasopisma SPR
Numer/tom 4 (2015)
Ilość stron 319-351

ISSN: 1338-3140 (Print), 1335-9096 (Online)

In the article the author presents data to identify the most important obstacles hindering efficient communication between political parties and Polish youth. The main assumptions accepted by the author are related to the belief that the Central and Eastern European countries are still trying to figure out ways of dealing with the key challenges related to transformation – the (re)creation of the civil society and a new, democratic culture of political discourse. Understanding that all social change is evolutionary and is a part of some social movement, the author assumes that the post-communist societies now face a chance to meaningfully accelerate this process. The chance is related to the young generation of citizens – often of the same age as the democracies themselves.

DOI: 10.1515/sjps-2015-0015