Changes of political theories in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe

  • Jarosław Nocoń University of Gdansk
Keywords: political theory, political sciences, European politology

Abstract

In the countries of Middle and Eastern Europe the collapse of „real socialism” was followed by the annulment of political and ideological supervision over scientific researches. Since then the political theory has been developing in an unembarrassed way, drawing investigative patterns with the tradition of western political sciences. Form this perspective, the expression „westernization” used with regard to political theory signifies the process of going away from Marxism and historical materialism. The article focuses on two essential trends of this process. The main consequence is the pluralization of theoretical bases of investigations, which signifies not only differentation, but also the lack of predominant theory. The international program for monitoring the development since 1990, shows that new investigative trends disclose a division between the traditional and current model of politology, which demonstrates the topicality of arguments raised in western academic debatesover the theoretical condition and status of political science discipline.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Nocoń, J. (2019). Changes of political theories in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Geography, Politics and Society, 9(4), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.26881/jpgs.2019.4.04
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