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Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Michael Ostling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Witches are imaginary creatures. But in Poland as in Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, people imagined their neighbours to be witches, with tragic results. This book tells the story ... More


Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Roderick Martin

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775690
eISBN:
9780191695377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775690.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This book analyses changes in enterprises in seven European countries since 1989 — Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia. Economic trends have differed vastly ... More


Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

Milada Anna Vachudova

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199241194
eISBN:
9780191602382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241198.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The quality of political competition at the moment of transition explains the divergence in the domestic trajectories of East European states, steering Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic towards ... More


Intergenerational Mobility in Poland: 1972–88–94

Bogdan W. Mach

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Detailed 1972–1988–1994 comparisons of intergenerational mobility in Poland reveal significant gender differences. Instances of upward movement increase over time among women, but remain stable among ... More


Hasidism in Central Poland, 1754–1830

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the regional distinctiveness of Polish Hasidism and attempts to quantify its regional expansion. Polish Hasidism shared the broader theological and experiential features of ... More


Anatomy of a Hasidic Conquest

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the mechanics of Polish Hasidism's political ascendancy by reconstructing conquests of local institutions at various levels. In the nine case studies, the stages of Hasidic ... More


Warsaw and the Patrons of Polish Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The successful Hasidic ascendancy of the prior chapter is, in great part, attributable to Polish Hasidism's vast patronage network among the region's Jewish mercantile elite. The chapter commences ... More


Yihus: The Social Composition of Hasidic Leadership

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The familial ties between zaddikim and the elite helps define the social profile of Hasidic leadership and discover the root of dynastic tendencies outside of Central Poland. The chapter begins with ... More


Charlatans or “Lovers of Israel”?: Evaluating Hasidic Populism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the movement's grassroots appeal through its miracle working enterprises, arguing that Polish zaddikim were neither charlatans, nor were they, technically speaking, “popular” ... More


Sermons, Stories, and Songs: Marketing Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidic marketing campaigns employed everything from printed sermons and tales to oral tales, songs, and dances. This chapter argues that that these methods were earmarked for specific social groups. ... More


Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Robert Elgie (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Semi‐presidentialism is an increasingly popular form of constitutional government. Semi‐presidential regimes can now be found in Western Europe, in Austria, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, and ... More


The Activism of Indirectly and Directly Elected Presidents

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter continues to evaluate the effect of selection methods on presidential activism with a thorough investigation of countries employing indirect (Estonia, Hungary, Germany) or direct ... More


De‐Communization and Political Justice in Central and Eastern Europe

Carmen González‐Enríquez

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

An exploration is made of the nature and scope of de-communization and political justice in Czechoslovakia (the Czech Republic, Slovakia), Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Hungary, to each of ... More


Legitimacy: The Price of a Delayed Constitution in Poland

Mirosław Wyrzykowski

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the constitution‐making process in Poland. The main feature of this process was the ability to reach a compromise in a conflict‐prone political setting. The chapter analyses major stages of ... More


“New Europe” between the United States and “Old Europe”

Marcin Zaborowski

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

This chapter analyses the increasing diversity within “New Europe.” While it may initially have been true that virtually all the new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe wanted to establish ... More


Stabilization and Reform in Eastern Europe

Michael Bruno

in Crisis, Stabilization, and Economic Reform: Therapy by Consensus

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198286639
eISBN:
9780191603839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286635.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers the most recent stabilization and reform experience in six Eastern European countries, starting with the earlier Yugoslav and Polish shock programmes of 1990 and followed by ... More


Institutions and Coalition Building in Post‐Communist Transitions

Olga Shvetsova

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the ten years of post‐communist transition, the countries of Eastern and Central Europe have passed through several election cycles, providing new evidence of the influence of formal political ... More


Poland: Compatibility of External and Internal Democratic Designs

Antoni Z. Kamiński

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Points out the remarkable progress in Poland in its transition to market capitalism and liberal democracy was due in part to support from Western governments and international institutions as well as ... More


Confronting Legacies of State Repression: Uruguay and Chile in Comparative Perspective

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280385
eISBN:
9780191598852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280386.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the first of two ‘stage-setting’ chapters in Part I of the book (Problems of Transitional Truth and Justice in Comparative Perspective, and Human Rights’ Violations under Military rule in ... More


International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy

Ewa Morawska

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Examines the relationship between westbound international migrations and the consolidation of democracy in contemporary East Central Europe (ECE). The chapter focuses on Poland, the Czech Republic, ... More


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