6. POLAND - Selected Works


PRYWATNA POLSKA, Warsaw, TRIO publishers, 2007.

COLLISION AND COLLUSION: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Palgrave, 2001.

COLLISION AND COLLUSION: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe 1989-1998, 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's, 1998.

THE UNPLANNED SOCIETY: Poland During and After Communism.  Edited, translated, annotated, and introductions.  New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1992.

THE PRIVATE POLAND: An Anthropologist's Look at Everyday Life. New York. N.Y.: Facts on File, 1986. 

Scholarly Articles

"Reconstruction Aid to Ukraine: What we know (or should know) from the history of 1990s assistance to Eastern Europe," VOX EU, June 14, 2023; VOX Ukraine

"Déjá Vu: How Today's Western Democracies Recall Eastern Europe under Communism," "Lessons for Liberalism from the 'Illiberal East'," Dace Dzenovska and Larisa Kurtović, eds., Special Issue, Cultural Anthropology, April 25, 2018.

"Dirty Togetherness: Institutional Nomads, Networks, and the State-Private Interface in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union." In Polish Sociological Review, vol. 2, no. 142, 2003, pp. 139-159.

"Homo Sovieticus, The Naive American and 11.09." In Anthropology Today, vol. 18, no. 6, December 2002, p. 22.

"Western Assistance: Changing Mindsets and Relations, 1989-96." In Transition to Democracy in Poland (second edition), Richard F. Staar, ed. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1998, pp. 243-259.

"Nauki Plynace z Pomocy Stanow Zjednoczonych dla Europy Srodkowej i Wschodniej (1990-1994)." In A Mialo Byc Tak Pieknie: Polska Scena Publiczna Lat Dziewiecdziesiatych. Warszawa: Uniwersytet Warszawski, 1994, pp. 293-303.

"The Demise of Solidarity and the Prospects for Democracy." In Eastern Europe--Transformation and Revolution, 1945-1991: Documents and Essays. Lyman H. Legters, ed. Lexington, Massachusetts: DC Heath and Company, 1992, pp. 321-333.

"The Unintended Consequences of Western Aid to Post-Communist Europe." In Telos, no. 92, Summer 1992, pp. 131-138.

"Polish Society: Ties of Legitimacy." In Polish Paradoxes, Anthony Polonsky and Stanislaw Gomulka, eds. London: Routledge, 1990, pp. 237-260

"The Organization of Informal Social and Economic Systems in Centrally Planned Societies." In Culture and Society. Warsaw, Poland, December 1988.

"Struktury Nieformalne w Polsce." In Polityka Spoleczna (Social Policy), Warsaw, Poland, no. 5/6, 1986, pp. 27-30.

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Newspaper & Magazine Articles

"Dirty Populists," Project Syndicate, January 2, 2019.

"Beware Western Governments Bearing Gifts." In The Wall Street Journal Europe, January 14, 1992.

"Polish Officials Sour on U.S. Aid Approach." In The Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 1992.

"The Economist Heard around the World." In World Monitor, October 1990 (cover story).

"Two Views on Condition of Poland's Economy / Situation described as "tragic'." In The Christian Science Monitor, April 4, 1990.

Series of four op ed articles on Eastern Europe. In The Christian Science Monitor (International Edition). Winter, 1990:
    • "German Reunification, Polish Vulnerability."
       (March 29, 1990)
    • "Poles Try to Catch up with Capitalism." (March 12, 1990)
    • "After Poland's Euphoria." (January 5, 1990)
    • "Solidarity's Caution." (December 28, 1989)

"Lech's Labors Lost?" In World Monitor. November 1989 (cover story).

Series of six op ed articles on Eastern Europe. In The Christian Science Monitor (International Edition). Fall 1989:
    • "Polish Survivors of the Gulag." (October 31, 1989)
    • "Poland: Still Socialist." (October 19, 1989)
    • "The Grass-Roots Revolution in Poland."
       (September 28, 1989)
    • "Solidarity in Decline." (September 21, 1989)
    • "Poland's Fledgling Parties." (September 14, 1989)
    • "Solidarity's Quandary, Now it's Responsible."
       (September 7, 1989)

"Why Solidarity Appears Unable to Make Progress: Poland's 'Inner Circle' Struggling." In San Francisco Chronicle. November 8, 1989.

"New Wave of Polish Activists, Entrepreneurs." In The Christian Science Monitor, February 13, 1989.

"Church Power in Poland is More Political than Moral." Pacific News Service, September 1986.

Policy Articles

"Ethnic Minorities and Potential Conflict in Poland." In State of the Peoples: A Human-Rights Report on Societies in Danger. Cultural Survival, 1993, p. 199.

Reviews of Books

The Power of Symbols Against the Symbols of Power:  The Rise of Solidarity and the Fall of State Socialism in Poland.  Jan Kubik.  Pennsylvania:  The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994. In American Ethnologist, vol. 22, no. 4, November 1995, pp. 1076-1077.

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