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In Osteuropa 12/2020

High performance cum grano salis
German-language research into Poland: an overview

Peter Oliver Loew

Deutsche Fassung


The level of academic interest in Poland is now considerably high, with a large number of institutions, researchers and publications. However, there are also problems, in that research into Poland is too historiographical in nature, with little expertise when it comes to the analysis of politics and society. Furthermore, in academic circles and among the general public, research into Poland tends to be a niche area.

(Osteuropa 12/2020, pp. 145–164)