This book examines many of the policy-related developments in Poland during Edward Gierek's regime between 1970 and 1980. It describes political participation and integration, the role of various groups in the Polish political process, and major policy issues facing the Polish government.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Policy and Politics in Gierek's Poland Part 2: The Party, Institutions, Participation, and the Policy Process 2. The Sejm as Symbol: Recent Polish Attitudes Toward Political Participation 3. Subnational Policy in Poland: The Dilemma of Vertical Versus Horizontal Integration 4. Recruitment Policy, Elite Integration, and Political Stability in People's Poland Part 3: Group Activity and Attitudes: Their Impact on Policy 5. Polish Student Attitudes and Ideological Policy 6. Polish Journalists in the Policy-Making Process 7. Citizen, Voluntary Associations, and the Policy Process 8. The Polish Military and the Policy Process 9. Church and State in Gierek's Poland Part 4: Issues in Economic and Foreign Policy 10. Victim or Villain: Polish Agriculture Since 1970 11. Growth, Reform, and Inflation: Problems and Policies 12. Policy Alternatives in Polish Foreign Economic Relations 13. Poland, the Socialist Community, and East-West Relations Part 5: Conclusion 14. Poland Enters the Eighties