The Polish Constitutional Crisis: Obvious Facts and Bad (Fake) Arguments of the Government and Its Supporters

18 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2017

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Dawid Bunikowski

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, Department of Philosophy; University of the Arctic; Cardiff University, Centre for Law and Religion; University of Eastern Finland, Law School

Date Written: December 21, 2017

Abstract

In this paper, I claim that in the context of the constitutional crisis that began in 2015, all main arguments made by the government and supporters of the ruling party in Poland, i.e. Law and Justice (PiS), are bad. First, I propose to go to obvious facts. Secondly, I will separately work on each argument that I think is bad. However, this is interesting that these arguments made by politicians or academic scholars, such as lawyers, sociologists, and philosophers, are in fact fake arguments. They are irrelevant and false. My approach is methodologically holistic (I analysed legal acts, judicial verdicts, political statements, interviews, etc., and I talked to ordinary people). Of my background, I have to make it clear: I am a Polish citizen living abroad and a scholar. I was born and grew up as well as was educated in Poland. Taking a legal-philosophical approach, in this essay I try to explain these diverse constitutional Polish issues in simple words.

Keywords: law, Poland, Europe, crisis

JEL Classification: K1, K10

Suggested Citation

Bunikowski, Dawid, The Polish Constitutional Crisis: Obvious Facts and Bad (Fake) Arguments of the Government and Its Supporters (December 21, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3091929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3091929

Dawid Bunikowski (Contact Author)

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, Department of Philosophy ( email )

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University of the Arctic ( email )

Rovaniemi, Lapland
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Cardiff University, Centre for Law and Religion ( email )

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United Kingdom

University of Eastern Finland, Law School ( email )

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Joensuu, 80100
Finland

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