Welcome to the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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    About Us

    The Institute of Political Studies was founded in September 1990 as an entirely new institution within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Its activities constituted a response to the challenge which was, and still is, the study of postcommunist societies from a comparative perspective, a study both empiric and theoretic. During the early days, the primary subject upon which the interest of the Institute’s scholars was focussed was the transformation of the political system. The processes taking place in Polish society were subjected to multifaceted analysis.

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    Our Library

    The library collects literature concerning the research problems aspects of the Institute, including, first of all, editions about the political science.

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    The Archive

    The Archive collects current documentation covering several dozen Polish political parties which either have, or have had, representatives in parliament, as well as extra-parliamentary political groups.

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    Scientific Cooperation

    The international matters remain the permanent element of studies conducted in the IPS PAS, with the constant domination of the European Union issues and changes in the Central and Eastern Europe in the programs of studies of the Departments of the Institute.

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    Our Staff

    At the beginning of 2016, the Institute had 90 employees, 75 of them academic staff, namely 19 professors, 13 associate professors 30 assistant professors and 13 post-graduate, pre-doctoral assistants.

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Our Goal

Our activities constitute a response to the challenge which was, and still is, the study of postcommunist societies from a comparative perspective,
a study both empiric and theoretic

A gallery of photos

Some highlights from IPS PAS operations and facilities

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