Document Type

Journal Article

Department/ Unit

Department of Government & International Studies

Abstract

This article examines fundamental dilemmas concerning contemporary Polish Security Policy. Firstly, it addresses the question of US missile defense complex and its place in Polish politics.

Secondly, it employs Foreign Policy Analysis tools with special attention to the agency-structure nexus. Specifically, it analyses three distinct dimensions: intentional, dispositional and structural. The author claims that Polish attitudes towards US missile defense are a result of Polish-US and Polish-Russian relations. Although evidence suggests that public attitudes towards US missile defense complex in Poland are affected by the threat of international terrorism, the issue should be seen within a broader geopolitical perspective.

Publication Year

2012

Journal Title

Democracy and Security

Volume number

8

Issue number

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

191

Last Page (page number)

212

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1080/17419166.2012.681602

ISSN (print)

15555860

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17419166.2012.681602

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