Since 2015 thebe has been clear shift in the content, style and presentation of political discourse in the Polish public sphere. Political communication has become increasingly ideological and partisan, with little concern for finding common ground and agreement. This is the case not just for political actors, but also media communication and (un)civil society (Ruzza 2009).
This symposium provides an opportunity for participants to share current research on the state of political communication in Poland between each other and with WA and WNPiD staff and students. Though focussing on political discourse in Poland, the presented papers will address issues which are either cross-border, or which should be seen as part of wider global/regional trends, including the importance of the media in political communication, ‘fake news’, the rise of populism, and role of the (imagined) national state.