Legal transfers and national traditions: patterns of modernisation of the administration in Polish territories at the turn of the 19th century

Michał Gałędek


The turn of the 18th and 19th century was a period of dynamic changes within the public administration of Poland. They resulted from political reconstruction and following establishment of various forms of state (after the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Duchy of Warsaw was created and later a Kingdom of Poland) together with changing views on the shape of administration among Polish elites. These reasons enable to perceive Poland as a historical laboratory, an interesting case study on the circulation of legal models which was a dynamic phenomenon in the scope of administrative law and others. The unique environment of a very dynamic transformation from anachronic forms of state and law at the turn of 18th and 19th century can serve as an exceptional example of Great Narrative about the legal transfers. It has to be noted, however, that the previous solutions were not deprived of original elements, adapted to the ideas of the Enlightenment, liberalism and constitutionalism. West European ideas (mainly French) and particular legal solutions were a trigger for Polish development, though creatively adapted with the use of native legal culture and state tradition.
Author Michał Gałędek (FLA/DHL)
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- Department of History of Law
Publication size in sheets0.85
Book Gałędek Michał, Klimaszewska Anna (eds.): Modernisation, national identity and legal instrumentalism: studies in comparative legal history, vol. 2, Public law, Legal History Library, no. 36, 2020, Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-41715-1, [978-90-04-41735-9], 240 p., DOI:10.1163/9789004417359
ASJC Classification3308 Law; 3320 Political Science and International Relations
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)75
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ScoreMinisterial score = 75.0, 26-02-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.000
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