Patterns of Preference for Dispute Resolution in Poland
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University of Warsaw
Publication date: 2017-12-30
Polish Sociological Review 2017;200(4):505-523
This paper presents information from a nationally representative Polish survey in 2014 on the types of dispute resolution preferred by the respondents. It places the findings in the conceptual background of studies conducted since the mid-1970s in Polish sociology of law on the subject of disputes and the use of the courts. The purpose of the analysis was to identify the more general types of dispute settlement preferred in the popular legal culture in Poland, and the socio-demographic variables that correlate significantly with these preferences. The significance of social position, as measured by a version of the Center-Periphery index, has also been confirmed.
The authors wish to express their gratitude to Mavis Maclean (CBE) and two anonymous reviewers for their useful comments and suggestions.
The research on “Patterns of Dispute and Dispute Settlement in Popular Legal Culture” was founded by National Science Center Poland (NCN DEC-2012/07/B/HS6/02496).
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