Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Government and International Studies

Language

English

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 Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Democracy and Security

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start Page

191

End Page

212

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1080/17419166.2012.681602

Link to Publisher's Edition

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

ISSN (print)

15555860

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