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by Tausch, Arno
11 February 2002 11:54 UTC
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Dear colleagues,

please find the following informations about recent world system perspective
books printed in Poland in January 2002

Kind regards

Arno Tausch, Assoc. Visiting Professor, Dep. of Pol. Science, Innsbruck

The Polish Institute of International Affairs



Series: Collections
Edited by Ryszard Stemplowski

Transnational Terrorism in the World System Perspective

Edited by Ryszard Stemplowski
ISBN 83-915767-4-4
Invitation to Debate on the Transnational Terrorism in the World System
From the Editor (p. 7)

Albert J. Bergesen, Omar A. Lizardo
Terrorism and World-System Theory (p. 9)
Georgi M. Derluguian
Terrorism, the Weapon of the Organizationally Weak (p. 23)
Robert A. Denemark
Terrorism in the World System: Hypotheses for Core and Periphery (p. 47)
Carlos Escudé
When Security Reigns Supreme: The Postmodern World-System vis a vis 
Globalized Terrorism and Organized Crime (p. 69)
Jonathan Fox
Religion and Terrorism in the World System (p. 97)
Slawomir Debski, Jacek Foks, Beata Górka-Winter
Globalisation and Terrorism (p. 121)
Bartosz Bolechów
Terrorism as the Factor Destabilising International Community (p. 131)
Anatoly L. Adamishin
Is It Possible to Rescue Our Civilization? (p. 157)
Walter Laqueur
Reflections about Terrorism, Old and New (p. 167)
Contributors about themselves (p. 183)

The European Union in the World System Perspective

Edited by Ryszard Stemplowski
ISBN 83-915767-3-6
Invitation to Debate on the European Union in the World System Perspective
From the Editor (p. 7)
Hans-Heinrich Nolte
The European Union within the Modern World-System (p. 9)
Arno Tausch
The European Union and the World-System (p. 45)
Carlos Escudé
The European Union and Global Security 
in the Postmodern World-System (p. 95)
Gernot Köhler
European Unemployment as a World-System Problem (p. 121)
Ewa Maziarz and Anna Pochylczuk
The European Union and Globalising Forces (p. 133)
Aleksander Müller
The European Integration as a Response and an Initiative (p. 153)
Joseph E. Bigio
Taking the Sting Out of Globalization for Europe (p. 175)
Contributors about themselves (p. 195)

The Polish Institute for International Affairs Act 1996 established the
Institute to carry on research and provide expertise in international
affairs, run courses for public servants, inform the public, co-operate with
political, research and/or teaching organisations in Poland and abroad,
maintain a library (open to the public), organise conferences, publish
books, periodicals and documents on the Polish foreign policy and related
matters. The previously existing Institute (namesake, est. 1949) was closed
down in 1995. The new Institute is a state entity and a legal person. The
funding comes from the Budget, The State Committee for Scientific Research,
and private sponsors. The first director, appointed for five years by the
Prime Minister, was installed in October 1999. Employs forty individuals
(staff of eighty by 2003). 

The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs appoints the Institute's Advisory
Council, including a representative of the President of the Republic,
representatives of the major Parliamentary caucuses, academics, officials. 

A quarterly publication: "Polski Przeglad Dyplomatyczny" (The Polish
Diplomatic Review). Forthcoming periodical publication: "The Polish Foreign
Affairs Digest" - English language versions and summaries of pieces
published in Polski Przeglad Dyplomatyczny and other sources.
The Cabinet shall adopt the Bye-Laws for the Institute. The Prime Minister
shall appoint Director of the Institute for five years. The Minister of
Foreign Affairs shall supervise the Institute with respect to the
aforementioned Act of Parliament. The Council of the Institute, acting as an
advisory body, shall include among its members: Specialists in international
affairs (appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs), a representative of
the President of the Republic, and members representing the Parliamentary
Parties in the Sejm (Chamber of Deputies). The funding comes from the
Budget, The National Research Fund Committee, and private sponsors.

The first Director of the new Institute, Ryszard Stemplowski, LLM, PhD,
DHabil. (Hist.), was installed on October 6, 1999. He was senior research
fellow of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1973-1990), and served as Chief of
the Chancellery (Chief Clerk) of the Chamber of Deputies (1990-1993) and
Ambassador to London (1994-1999). Professor, Warsaw School of Economics
(SGH), since 2001.

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