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The Polish Green Movement ten years after the fall of communism

Ferry, M. (2002) The Polish Green Movement ten years after the fall of communism. Environmental Politics, 11 (1). pp. 172-177. ISSN 0964-4016

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In 1996 the Polish sociologist and Green activist Piotr Glinski summarised the state of the Polish Green movement thus: 'This movement is on the road: from opposition to citizen participation; from an elitist isolated counter-culture to civil society; from the emotive to the pragmatic; and, finally, from informal spontaneity to mature institutionalisation and professionalisation'.1 Poland's parliamentary elections of September 2001 represent an opportunity to assess how far along this road the country's Green movement has travelled.