publication . Book . 2014

Explaining patterns of lustration and communist security service file access in post-1989 Poland

Szczerbiak, Aleks;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
  • Publisher: Sussex European Institute
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
As an archetypal case of late and recurring lustration and communist security service file access, Poland provides us with an excellent basis for developing frameworks to explain this phenomenon. This paper examines whether and how the explanations available in the comparative and theoretical literature that has developed in recent years on lustration and transitional justice in the newly emerging democracies of post-communist Central and Eastern Europe help us to understand the extent and recurrence of lustration and file access in countries like post-communist Poland. It shows how these issues became entwined with other discourses and developments in post-comm...
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