Supporting Terrorism Online
23 June 2021
What do clientelism, the abuse of state resources and media market manipulation have in common? These informal processes have been invalidating the accomplishments of democracy in Central Europe. The Polish government has also used these mechanisms to skew the playing field during COVID-19 further.
While the COVID-19 shock was unprecedented both in terms of the scale and speed of its effects, Poland could avoid a serious economic recession. And yet, domestic politics has never been so tense since the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party started its illiberal remodelling in 2015.