Party system and media in Poland after 1989
(University of Wrocław, Poland)
ABSTRACT: The importance of the media for the party system formation in Poland in the transformation is unarguable. This significance resulted from the lack of developed party structures that could be involved in process of communication between party elites and electorate. Hence, media became the only possible instrument that might have been used in arousing electorate’s interest. However, the interdependence between party system and media means also that the parties had their influence on the legal framework of the media and sometimes ideological profile as well.
KEYWORDS: Poland, political parties, party system, media, cartelization
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