The ‘drifting Generation’ without a Helmsman. Main obstacles in shaping the Relations between the Political Parties and the Youth in Poland

  • Radosław Marzęcki Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
Keywords: youth, young voters, Poland, political party, party system, political communication, democracy, political culture, transformation

Abstract

In the article the author presents data to identify the most important obstacles hindering efficient communication between political parties and Polish youth. The main assumptions accepted by the author are related to the belief that the Central and Eastern European countries are still trying to figure out ways of dealing with the key challenges related to transformation – the (re)creation of the civil society and a new, democratic culture of political discourse. Understanding that all social change is evolutionary and is a part of some social movement, the author assumes that the post-communist societies now face a chance to meaningfully accelerate this process. The chance is related to the young generation of citizens – often of the same age as the democracies themselves.

Published
2015-10-15
How to Cite
Marzęcki, R. (2015, October 15). The ‘drifting Generation’ without a Helmsman. Main obstacles in shaping the Relations between the Political Parties and the Youth in Poland. Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 15(4). Retrieved from http://sjps.fsvucm.sk/index.php/sjps/article/view/62