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Author Harper, Jo, 1968- author.

Title Our man in Warszawa : how the West misread Poland / Jo Harper
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages)
Notes "Written by a Brit who has lived in Poland for more than twenty years, this book challenges some accepted thinking in the West about Poland and about the rise of Law and Justice (PiS) as the ruling party in 2015. It is a remarkable account of the Polish post-1989 transition and contemporary politics, combining personal views and experience with careful fact and material collections. The result is a vivid description of the events and scrupulous explanations of the political processes, and all this with an interesting twist - a perspective of a foreigner and insider at the same time. Settled in the position of participant observer, Jo Harper combines the methods of macro and micro analysis with CDA, critical discourse analysis. He presents and interprets the constituent elements and issues of contemporary Poland: the main political forces, the Church, the media, issues of gender, the Russian connection, the much-disputed judicial reform and many others. A special feature of the book is the detailed examination of the coverage of the Poland's latest two elections, one in 2019 (parliamentary) and the other in 2020 (presidential) in the British media, an insightful and witty specimen of comparative cultural and political analysis"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 10, 2021)
Subject Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Political party)
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Political party)
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- Poland
Political culture -- Poland.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Poland
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020052463
ISBN 9633863961
Other Titles Our man in Warsaw