The Politics of Crisis Management in Transitional Poland from 1990-1999
Poland is an important country to study for crisis management scholars who want to understand the role that political and institutional instability, political rivalry, the media, and the pressure for economic and political reforms play in transitional countries. The changing conditions for governments are amplified by increasingly demanding citizens and rising external political pressure.
The case studies in this volume address a number of societal contingencies and political conflicts. The changing crisis management institutions and structures are examined, and the 1980-81 pre-transition crisis triggered by the political demands of the Polish labor movement. The Polish reactions to the 1991 attempted coup d’etat in Moscow are also investigated, as well as the political controversy over placing crosses on the Auschwitz burial grounds in 1998. The management of the 1997 floods is also scrutinized. Likewise, the 1998 St. Anna environmental protests, the 1999 coal mine occupations and the problems experienced in 1999 when mildew was found in soft drinks produced by the Coca-Cola Company in Poland are dissected and discussed in this volume. The last chapter of this volume highlights some of the main findings from the eight case studies.
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Serie: Crismart (A publication of the Crisis Management Europe Research Program)