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  • 2023-09

    „Ojciec dał mu pudło z truizmami”, i co dalej? Lektura wiersza Louisa MacNeice’a

    Kobylański, Dawid
    This article presents and proposes a reading of the 1961 poem The Truisms by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice. It evokes the poet’s father, a Church of Ireland bishop. The truisms of the title are associated with family, home and inheritance, and thus also the father’s religion, the subject of MacNeice’s life-long argument. The figure of home recurs in MacNeice’s late work as a place one needs to come to terms with. Hence the parable form of the poem echoes the parable of the prodigal biblical son. It typically juxtaposes MacNeice’s aversion to dogma and universals with his need for myth or some system of repetition, but such that would have nothing to do with stagnation. In my discussion, I show Truisms against the background of MacNeice’s other poems to exemplify the tension maintained throughout his work between the permanent and the unstable. This resounds also when the question of identity is tackled, and illustrates Heraclitus’s early influence on MacNeice’s poetry.
    Otwarty dostępMonografieMonograph Chapter (Conference proceedings)
  • 2023-03-22Nomos

    Poland After Elections in 2023: Transition 2.0 in the Judiciary

    Bobek, Michal
    Bogdandy, Armin von
    Sonnevend, Pál
    Since 2015, Poland has been in the midst of a rule of law crisis. Changes affected operation of different ‘checks and balances’ institutions. But there is a chance that after parliamentary elections, to be held in October 2023, Poland may try to repair its justice system. The purpose of the paper is to analyze the possible reforms, including the methods to implement them. The question is whether and how the transition of the Polish legal system back to compliance with rule of law standards is possible, and what could be potential obstacles and chances. It is unlikely that an amendment to the Polish Constitution will be possible. Therefore, most of the changes will have to be carried out through legislative amendments. The role of the European Union as a possible “agent of change” is analyzed, as well as potential use of transitional justice and accountability instruments.
    Otwarty dostępMonografieMonograph Chapter
  • 2023-03-22Nomos

    Transition 2.0. Re-establishing Constitutional Democracy in EU Member States

    Bobek, Michal
    von Bogdandy, Armin
    Sonnevend, Pál
    The central question of Transition 2.0 is this: what (and how) may a new government do to re-establish constitutional democracy, as well as repair membership within the European Union, without breaching the European rule of law? This volume demonstrates that EU law and international commitments impose constraints but also offer tools and assistance for facilitating the way back after rule of law and democratic backsliding. The various contributions explore the constitutional, legal, and social framework of ‘Transition 2.0’.
    Otwarty dostępMonografieMonography edition
  • 2021-03-27Springer

    The Perception of Business Wargaming Practices Among Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals

    Wardaszko, Marcin
    Meijer, Sebastian
    Lukosch, Heide
    Kanegae, Hidehiko
    Kriz, Willy Christian
    Grzybowska-Brzezińska, Mariola
    The main aim of this research was to investigate the perception of business wargaming practices. The survey was run with the members of a leading professional association. According to the survey results the primary function of business wargames is improving decision-making. Business wargames are typically conducted less than once a year, they are conducted no matter of overall economic situation and are conducted proactively rather than reactively. Methods used to conduct business wargames are typically qualitative. Managers of various levels attend business wargames more often than staff. Business wargames are typically handled internally and this effort is lead by units dealing with strategy & analysis or market & competitive intelligence. Critical success factors related to running business wargames shared by the respondents are also presented.
    Otwarty dostępMonografieMonograph Chapter (Conference proceedings)