Department of Theory of Politics and State

Research interests

The research conducted by the staff members at the Department of Theory of Politics and State focuses on the problems of contemporary theory of politics, political sociology, political psychology, methodology of social research and the theory of culture.

The range of our research interests is reflected in the publications produced by the faculty and the courses taught, including:

  • Theory of Politics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Political Decision Making
  • Social Movements
  • Methodology of Political Science Research
  • Technics of Political Science Research
  • Society and Culture
  • Aspects of Culture Studies
  • Collective Identities in the Contemporary World

Contact details

address: ul. Jabłonowskich 5, 2nd floor, room No. 15

phone number: 12 431-88-61

Head of the Department: Piotr Borowiec, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

 

Research interests:

 

His research interests focus first of all on two fundamental areas. The first one is the study of the transformations in contemporary Polish politics, with emphasis on the relationship between these changes and the use of time in politics and its reception by the society. The problems regarding the ways and the extent to which the time affects the society, including the political sphere, are of particular interest as well. His interest in contemporary Poland also involves the studies on the structures of Polish political parties, political programmes and political campaigns. The second area comprises selected aspects of the theory of politics, such as: the analysis of fundamental methodological bases of political science and the problem of limitations and cognitive value of political science. This area also includes the issues connected with political bodies, political values and norms, the analysis of political relations and interests, as well as theories of political acts and political decisions. Both areas of interest fall within the scope of broadly-understood political sociology and political science.

 

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prof. Barbara Krauz-Mozer, PhD

Position: professor

 

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Sociologist, historian, political scientist. Interested in philosophy and the methodology of social sciences and the theory of politics. The author of the following works, among others: Metodologiczne problemy wyjaśniania w nauce o polityce (1992), Teorie polityki (2005, 2007), a co-author of Teoria polityki. Metodologiczne podstawy politologii empirycznej, (1993), Kim jesteś, politologu? Historia i stan dyscypliny w Polsce, Vol. I (2011). The co-editor of the following works: Spotkania z Lewiatanem (2004), Czas społeczeństwa obywatelskiego. Między teorią a praktyką (2006), Samotność idei? Społeczeństwo obywatelskie we współczesnym świecie, (2007), Oblicza polskiego systemu politycznego (2007), Globalizacja – nieznośne podobieństwo? Świat i jego instytucje w procesie uniformizacji (2008), Teoretyczne i metodologiczne wyzwania badań politologicznych w Polsce (2009), Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of 21st Century (2015). Member of the Committee on Political Sciences at Polish Academy of Sciences.

 

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Paweł Ścigaj, PhD

IPSIR Deputy head for educational affairs

Position: assistant professor

 

Research interests:

 

Theory of politics, political psychology, methodology of social science research.

The author of the monograph Tożsamość narodowa. Zarys problematyki (2012), a co-author of the monograph (1993), Kim jesteś, politologu? Historia i stan dyscypliny w Polsce, Vol. I (2011). and Kim jesteś, politologu? Historia i stan dyscypliny w Polsce, Vol. II (2012). The co-editor of the papers Szkice o pograniczach nauki (2007), Podejścia badawcze i metodologie w naukach o polityce (2013), Odmiany współczesnej nauki o polityce, tom 1-2 (2014), Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of 21st Century (2015). The author of more than 30 articles on political psychology, theory of politics, political sociology and the methodology of social sciences. Member of the editorial team of "Athenaeum. Polskie Studia Politologiczne".

 

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Małgorzata Kułakowska, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

 

Research interests:

 

Her research interests focus on two areas. First of all, the analysis of contemporary transformations of British society, with particular emphasis on the relations between individual ethnic and cultural communities in the context of such political changes as devolution or Brexit. Secondly, broadly understood political anthropology, cultural transformations connected, among other things, with migration processes and the research methods used to study them, including first and foremost, the methods and techniques of quantitative research. Both areas of interest fall within the scope of political sociology.

 

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Magdalena Kozub-Karkut, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

Research interests:

theories of international relations, theories of politics, global governance, theories of foreign policy, discourses of the Polish public sphere

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