This book critically examines the study of International Relations in Poland, looking at the pre-academic origins of the discipline, its development after WWII, under communism, and after the transformation of 1989. Apart from bringing a broad political and intellectual context, it offers a thorough quantitative and qualitative study of hundreds of books and scientific articles. The theoretical and methodological practices of Polish IR scholars are presented in a comparative perspective, looking for common patterns with other European countries. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars with an interest in sociology of IR, disciplinary history or scholarly metrics.
Jacek Czaputowicz is Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Poland and Head of Methodology of European Research Unit at the European Studies Institute. His research interests are theories of international relations, European integration and international Security.
Anna Wojciuk is Associate Professor of international relations at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests focus on the concept of power in IR theory and on international dimensions of education and science. Wojciuk was a visiting fellow at Cornell University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and at the European University Institute.
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: International Relations as a Scholarly Discipline.- Chapter 3: Polish International Relations in historical perspective.- Chapter 4: International Relations under communism.- Chapter 5: International Relations after 1989.- Chapter 6: Empirical analysis of texts.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.