Mikolaj Czesnik, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Institute of Social Sciences
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Phone: (48) 694-441-708
Jószef Bayer, King Sigmund University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
King Sigmund University and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Phone : (36) 1 4547600/148
University of Warsaw
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
Avery Plaw, University of Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts
Recognised as a study group in 1976; granted research committee status in 1978.
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.