Między Zachodem a Globalnym Południem: Innowacje Odwrotne w Polsce

Galia Chimiak

Between the West and the Global South: Reverse Innovations in Poland

This paper addresses the source of inspiration and justification for decisions taken in the process of planning and implementing social and economic reforms in Poland after the toppling of communism. The aim is to highlight the hidden assumptions and unintended consequences of systemic solutions put into effect in East-Central Europe. The reforms were namely modelled on the principles of the Washington consensus and the good governance concept, which have been originally worked out to solve the problems of developing countries. The article is based on desk research of relevant academic literature and selected strategic documents of international organizations. The research findings indicate the reversed nature of innovative systemic solutions applied in Poland, among other countries in East-Central Europe.

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