Democratic Audit of Poland 2014 by Radoslaw Markowski, Michal Kotnarowski, Michal Wenzel, Marta

By Radoslaw Markowski, Michal Kotnarowski, Michal Wenzel, Marta Zerkowska-Balas

The ebook is a learn of the kingdom of the Polish democracy and specializes in the years 2012 and 2013. It explores on hand files and statistical information, bargains a set of specialists' judgments, and analyses public opinion examine. Ten domain names of democracy are coated, a few of them as basic because the rule of legislation, the political neighborhood or public management. The learn evaluates modern Polish democracy as consolidated and assesses it as quite potent, even supposing a couple of transparent shortcomings demand advancements.

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Available online on: http://info. 2013). Zielona księga: system stanowienia prawa w Polsce [Green Book: Law-­ making system in Poland]. Office of the President of the Republic of Poland and Public Debate Forum, Warsaw 2013. 52 3. The media The mass media constitute an indispensable element for enforcing the accountability of authorities. Objective and accurate knowledge of activities of institutions and political elites allows members of the society to act in order to correct policies or change the government.

3 Social assessment of the functioning of the judiciary16 Social assessment of the functioning of the judiciary is rather negative (Boguszewski 2013). 16 Based on CBOS survey from Nov-­Dec. 2012, N=1135 adult representatives resident in Poland. /Tab. 8: Social assessment of the functioning of the judiciary Source: CBOS The most commonly mentioned problems in functioning of the judiciary include unreasonable length of the court proceedings (mentioned by 84% of the respondents), the fact that the proceedings are often delayed (72%), too high costs of the proceedings and too complex procedures.

Wybór Tekstów Polskiego Forum Integracyjnego [In search for new patterns of alien integration. Selected Articles in Polish Integration Forum].  Seges-­Frelak, K.  13–38. Migracja to nie zbrodnia. Raport z monitoringu strzeżonych ośrodków dla cudzoziemców [Migration Is Not a Crime. A Report on monitoring of guarded centres for foreigners], Association for Legal Intervention, Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, Warsaw 2012. Participatory Assessment 2010 Report, Being a refugee. How refugees and asylum-­seekers experience life in Central Europe, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest 2011.

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