Marcin Zaremba


Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Science

Bronisław Geremek Visiting Fellow
(September 2014  June 2015)


The Decade of Gierek: The Social Origin of the Solidarity Revolution

In Vienna I am going to write a book which will be a story about the Polish version of “goulash socialism” trying to answer the old question why people rebel. On “Polish ground” I want to examine the role of relative deprivation, the revolutionary tradition, structural and cultural factors, the “John Paul II effect” and other factors, which could explain the outbreak of the Revolution Solidarity.

Previous stays at the IWM:
2005, Visiting Fellow