Institute

Department of Public Administration and Public Policy

Department of Public Administration and Public Policy

Research is focused on public administration, especially managing its resources and services. Local government in Poland constitutes the parallel field of research; in this respect issues of local and regional policy are investigated, as well as governance processes in policy implementation. Comparative analysis of institutions of local governement and direct democracy in EU and USA complete the research profile of the Section.

Department of Social Communication

Department of Social Communication

Processes of communication and contemporary media are investigated. Media are understood both as vehicles of signes as well as institutions exerting influence on receivers by creating and sending messages. Of all types of communication we focus on journalism, public relations and advertisement. Special attention is given to political functions of the local and regional media in Poland and abroad.

Department of International Political and Economic Relations

Department of International Political and Economic Relations

The Section carries out the research within three fundamental areas: foreign policy, national and ethnic minorities in East-Central Europe as well as social and economic policy. Studies are focused on institutional aspects of international relations, especially those in Central and Eastern Europe (with the particular stress on the states – members of the Visegrad Group). Issues related to the national minorities in selected countries of East-Central and Eastern Europe (especially Slovakia and Poland) are investigated. The studies are also related to the current problems of economic and social policies in Poland and the EU.

Department of Theory of the State, Law and Politics

Department of Theory of the State, Law and Politics

The basic fields of research are: contemporary political systems, political theory, the theory of government and law, the Polish party system, political theory, Polish political thought, the history of political institutions, methodology of the research in political science and links between new information technologies and politics.

Department of Political Systems

Department of Political Systems

The research and teaching activities conducted by the employees concern the functioning of power in Poland and the contemporary states. They take into account the dynamics of processes and the multiplicity of determinants of decision-making in politics. We verify the theoretical foundations of modern political systems by confronting them with the realities of the functioning of the state and its institutions.

Department of Security Policy

Department of Security Policy

Research is focused internal and international safety within three fundamental areas: “International conflict and disputes”, “Security policy on local, regional and international level”, “Human rights and protection”. First area include legal and political aspects of international conflicts and analysis of specifics cases in regional and global dimension. “Security policy in local, regional and international level” include review of determination affecting on destabilization security system on different level. The third area of researches include violation freedom and human rights in nowadays world as well as responsibility for those violation; right protection of some persons group (with special preferences of consumer safety and international law of an armed conflict); human rights in international and polish law system.