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Legal Culture SIGNED

Legal Culture under Stalinism in Poland

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Project "Legal Culture" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 212˙194 €
 EC max contribution 212˙194 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2018-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 212˙194.00


 Project objective

The objective of the project is to describe the legal culture in Poland under communism on the basis of cultural texts, especially films and literature. No scholarly research of that kind has been done to date. The experience of communism caused Polish citizens to distance themselves from laws and legally binding regulations and to use the strategy of “playing the law”. This means that members of the democratic opposition, while they understood that authorities treated communist law instrumentally, acted as if their basic rights were binding both for them, and for the authorities. The strategy in the long run was of considerable importance for the evolutionary exit from communism. Conducting comparative research on the basis of cultural texts and currently available works of historians and sociologists will allow me to investigate (1) how the contents of these texts reflected and reacted to the oppression from the communist regime; (2) to what extent the rule-of-law environment of Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) is different from that of Western Europe, and (3) to what extent the Polish example might help formulate more general conclusions about the further implementation of EU legal norms in Poland and CEE, and might help us understand the legal culture of new democracies, e.g. countries participating in the Arab Spring. The project will be realized at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, in close cooperation with main supervisor, Prof. Helle Porsdam. The project will result in at least 3 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, at least 4 presentations to an international audience, as well as a range of more popular works. It will provide (A) opportunities to acquire and transfer knowledge between Poland to Western Europe; (B) enhancement of my own creative and innovative potential in an international scientific environment.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Jarosław Kuisz
\"\"\"How To Propagandise A Fictional Constitution. On the film propaganda of law in the Polish People’s Republic (1952)\"\"\"
published pages: This text has be, ISSN: 0022-0094, DOI:
Journal of Contemporary History Quarterly 2019-04-18
2019 Jarosław Kuisz
\"\"\"Perverting Legal Education? Audiovisual Legal Propaganda in Early Communist Poland (1944-1947)\"\"\"
published pages: This text has be, ISSN: 1743-8721, DOI:
Law and Humanities Journal three times a year 2019-04-18
2019 Jarosław Kuisz
„Od prawa i literatury do prawa i filmu – zarys problematyki”
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Prawo i literatura. Antologia, Jarosław Kuisz, Marek Wąsowicz (eds) 2019-04-18
2019 Jarosław Kuisz
\"\"\"Playing the law. The Attitude of Polish Dissidents Towards Post-Stalinist and International Law in the late 1970s\"\"\"
published pages: This text was su, ISSN: 0888-3254, DOI:
East European Politics and Societies Quarterly 2019-04-18
2017 Jarosław Kuisz
„O przyszłości ruchu prawo i literatura – zarys problematyki”
published pages: 24-31, ISSN: , DOI:
Prawo i literatura. Szkice drugie. Jarosław Kuisz & Marek Wąsowicz (eds). 2017 2019-04-18
2018 Jarosław Kuisz
Konferencja „The Rule of Law and the Humanities”, Warszawa 13 października 2017 r.
published pages: 391-394, ISSN: 0070-2471, DOI:
Czasopismo-Prawno-Historyczne Quarterly 2019-04-18

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