RC16 - Socio-Political Pluralism

Chair

Mikolaj Czesnik, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
mczesnik@swps.edu.pl

Institute of Social Sciences
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Warsaw
Poland

Phone: (48) 694-441-708

 

Vice-Chair

Jószef Bayer, King Sigmund University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
jozsefbayerdr@gmail.com

King Sigmund University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungary

Phone : (36) 1 4547600/148

 

Secretary

Łukasz Zamecki, University of Warsaw
lzamecki@yahoo.com or lzamecki@uw.edu.pl

University of Warsaw
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
Warsaw
Poland

 

Board Member

Avery Plaw, University of Massachusetts
aplaw@umassd.edu

University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth
USA

 

Background

Recognised as a study group in 1976; granted research committee status in 1978.

 

Objectives

Focuses on the study of democratic processes, with special emphasis on their participatory features. Topics include conceptual and theoretical definitions of pluralism, at specific points in time and through history; structures for the articulation of interests and values, such as group and party systems and social movements; barriers to and opportunities for pluralism within given institutions, such as in business corporations and in the armed forces, as well as in ethnic communities and in religious organisations. Activities: The committee usually meets once a year. New members willing to take an active part in the committee's activities are thoroughly welcome.

 

Website

http://rc16.ipsa.org/