The Law and Justice Party and Poland’s Turn to the Right


It has been over a year since the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) took over complete governmental control in Poland. The presidential election won by Andrzej Duda in May 2015 and the victory of PiS five months later, gave party’s leader Jarosław Kaczyński almost total control of the state.


Czesław Kulesza and Gavin Rae analyse the right’s rise to power and describe how the left must take on the difficult task of formulating a coherent alternative to this takeover.

Please find the pdf for download on the left (8 pages, 2 MB).

Read the online version here.