Department of Sociology of the Public Sphere

Fields of research

  • Contemporary sociological theories
  • Theories of public sphere, civil society, power and force
  • Sociological theory of law
  • Sociology of law
  • Functioning of the public sphere
  • Dysfunctions of the public sphere
  • Sociology of corruption
  • Political economic transformation processes
  • Law and gender
  • Feminist theories
  • Local development, regions and regionalism
  • Issues of local democracy and local government
  • Sociology of the city, urban movements and ideologies
  • Social innovations, cooperation between social science and economy
  • Functioning of coal mining sector
  • Functioning of administration
  • Health care problems, relations between health service and the pharmaceutical sector

Staff members

Doctoral students

  • mgr Marcin Sobczyk
  • mgr Justyna Stypińska - asystent badawczy
  • mgr Edyta Tobiasiewicz
  • mgr Monika Wrzoszczyk

Ongoing projects

  • Polish entrepreneurs in the European Union
  • Confidence in the justice system
  • Law in society, society in law

Completed projects

  • Patterns of Polish entrepreneurs' participation in the European Union: socio-cultural and institutional factors. Research project funded by the Ministry of Science, under the direction of Prof. dr hab. Grażyna Skąpska (2008 – 2011).
  • "Distribution of the EU funds as a marker reflecting the functioning of public sphere in Poland". Research project funded by the Ministry of Science, under the direction of Prof. dr hab. Grażyna Skąpska (2005 – 2008).
  • "Generating wealth: cultural background of the emegrence of capitalism after the fall of communism" (Research project funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, under the direction of Prof. dr hab. Grażyna Skąpska, finished in 1995)