Comparing public attitudes towards internal and external EU sanctions: the role of populism, trust and Euroscepticism

Pospieszna, Paulina, Michał Onderco, Reinout van der Veer. East European Politics. DOI 10.1080/21599165.2023.2289089.

Pillarized Networks in a Polarized Civil Society: A Structure of Far-Right Networks in Poland

Pospieszna, Paulina, Daniel Płatek, Grzegorz Piotrowski, and Aleksandra Monkos. Nationalities Papers, 1-16. doi:10.1017/nps.2023.47


Building active youth in post-Soviet countries through civic education programmes: evidence from Poland

Pospieszna, Paulina, Patrick Lown and Simone Dietrich. East European Politics, 39:2, 321-344.

A Road Towards Greater Visibility of Research Output in International Peer-Review Journals: Lessons from Poland

Skrzypczyńska, Joanna & Paulina Pospieszna. PS: Political Science & Politics, 55(3), 587-589.

Cultural Liberal and Conservative Mobilizing Potential and Political Participation in Post-communist Countries

Pospieszna, Paulina & Kateřina Vráblíková. 2022. East European Politics and Societies, 36(4), 1422–1448

Responses of Polish NGOs Engaged in Democracy Promotion to Shrinking Civic Space

Pospieszna, Paulina & Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves. 2022. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 35:4, 523-544.


Democracy promotion in times of autocratization. The case of Poland, 1989–2019

Petrova,Tsveta & Paulina Pospieszna. 2021. Post-Soviet Affairs 37 (6): 526-543.

Polish Interest Groups Facing Democratic Backsliding

Pospieszna, Paulina, and Agnieszka Vetulani‐Cęgiel. 2021. Interest Groups & Advocacy 10 :158–180.


Consensus against All Odds: Explaining the Persistence of EU Sanctions on Russia

Portela, Clara, Paulina Pospieszna, Joanna Skrzypczyńska and Dawid Walentek. 2020. Journal of European Integration 43 (6): 683-699.

Amplifying and Nullifying the Impact of Democratic Sanctions through Aid to Civil Society

Pospieszna, Paulina, and Patrick Weber. 2020. International Interactions 46 (5): 724-748. 

Understanding EU Sanctioning Behavior

Pospieszna, Paulina, and Clara Portela. 2020. Przegląd Zachodni 1/2020.

Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: How Russian Countersanctions Intertwined Political and Economic Goals

Pospieszna, Paulina, Joanna Skrzypczyńska, and Beata Stępień, B. 2020. PS: Political Science & Politics 53(2): 243-247.

Promoting Active Youth: Evidence from Polish NGO’s Civic Education Program in Eastern Europe

Pospieszna, Paulina, Aleksandra Galus. 2020. Journal of International Relations & Development 23: 210-236.


Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries: Supporting the “Next Generation”

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2019. Routledge: Democratization Studies.


Sankcje Unii Europejskiej wobec Rosji : proces decyzyjny, trwałość i rola państw członkowskich
[EU sanctions against Russia: decision-making process, durability and role of member states]

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2018. Rocznik Integracji Europejskiej 12: 311-321

Liberation Technology’ or ‘Net Delusion’? Civic Activists’ Perceptions of Social Media as Opening Democratic Space Tool in Belarus and Ukraine

Pospieszna, Paulina, Aleksandra Galus. 2019. Europe-Asia Studies 71 (10): 1664-1684.

Making Neighbourhood more Resilient through EU Democracy Promotion Efforts

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2018. In: Security Beyond the State: The EU and the others, Daniela Irrera and Claudia Morsut (red.) Barbara Budrich Publishers, s. 136-154, ISBN: 9783847420989.

Wspieranie demokracji przez polskie organizacje pozarządowe na Ukrainie: Aktywizacja społeczności lokalnej [Polish NGOs’ support for democracy in Ukraine: Activation of the local community]

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2018. In: Aktywność polityczna i jej przejawy we współczesnych państwach, Jakub Jakubowski, Beata Pająk-Patkowska (red.), Poznań, Wyd. Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza, ISBN 978-83-65817-29-7.


Supporting new media in Ukraine through Polish Development Cooperation Program

Galus, Aleksandra, and Paulina Pospieszna. 2017. Środkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne 2, pp. 169-199. DOI 10.14746/ssp.2017.2.9.

Carrots or Sticks: The Choice and Impact of EU Democratic Sanctions and Aid

Pospieszna, Paulina, and Patrick Weber. 2017. University of Gothenburg, V-Dem Institute, V-Dem Users Working Paper Series 2017:10.

Can laws and policies foster disaster risk reduction? The case study of Brazil with particular focus on housing laws, policies and programmes

Da Costa, Karen, Paulina Pospieszna. 2017. In: Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents, Adenrele Awotona (red.) Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Dispute or Mediator? The Selection and Effectiveness of Conflict Management in Civil Wars

Pospieszna, Paulina. Gerald Schneider. 2017. Przegląd Strategiczny 10 DOI: 10.14746/ps.2017.1.7

Civil War Mediation and Rebel Use of Violence Against Civilians

Pospieszna, Paulina. Karl DeRouen. 2017. Armed Forces and Society 43 (3), pp. 500 – 522 DOI: 10.1177/0095327X16647538


Pomoc demokratyzacyjna polskich organizacji pozarządowych skierowana do Białorusi i Ukrainy: przesłanki oraz różne formy wsparcia [Democracy assistance of Polish NGOs in Belarus and Ukraine: premises and various forms of support]

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2016. „Środkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne 3, s. 235-266. DOI 10.14746/ssp.2016.3.11

Współpraca rozwojowa w zakresie promowania dobrego rządzenia i rozwoju demokracji przez kraje Grupy Wyszehradzkiej [Development cooperation in the field of promoting good governance and democracy by the Visegrad Group countries]

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2016. In: Tożsamość i Efektywność: w poszukiwaniu mechanizmów zrównoważonego rozwoju, Katarzyna Jarecka-Stępień i Aleksander Surdej (red.).  Adam Marszałek, Toruń, s.89-110.

Challenges in evaluating impact of sanctions – political vs economic perspective

Stępień, Beata, Paulina Pospieszna, Joanna Skrzypczyńska. 2016. Przegląd Politologiczny nr 4, s. 155-168, DOI : 10.14746/pp.2016.21.4.12.


Democracy Assistance and Women’s Political Empowerment

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2015. Democratization 22 (7) pp. 1250-1272

20 years of the ICRC Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief: what do we need to improve?

Borovecki, Anna, J. Einarsdóttir, D. O’Mathúna, P. Pospieszna, O.M. Stern, N.O. Teles, 2015. The Lancet 385 (9976), s.1391 DOI: 60710-3.

Teaching Democracy and Active Citizenship through Citizenship Education: How do we know it works?

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2015. In: International Conference Booklet Development and Democracy: Thinking Ahead of Sustainable Development. Bratislava: Pontis Foundation, ISBN 978-80-971310-4-3.

The Relationship between Human Rights and Disaster Risk Reduction Revisited: Bringing the Legal Perspective into the Discussion

Da Costa, Karen, Paulina Pospieszna. 2015. Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 6 (1): 64-86, DOI: 10.1163/18781527-00601005.


Democracy Assistance from the Third Wave: Polish Engagement in Belarus and Ukraine

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2014. The University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies.

Democracy Assistance Efforts of Young Donors from the Visegrad Group: In Search for Better Impact Evaluation Methods

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2014. In: International Conference Booklet Development and Democracy Ecosystems in V4: the Role for Civil Society Organizations and Business Beyond 2015, s. 121-128. Bratislava: Pontis Foundation, ISBN 978-80-971310-3-6.


The Illusion of ‘Peace through Power Sharing’: Constitutional Choice in the Shadow of Civil War

Pospieszna, Paulina. Gerald Schneider. 2013. Civil Wars 15 (1) pp. 44-70.

Flying Blind? Evidence for good governance public management reform agendas, implementation and outcomes in low income countries

DeRouen, Karl, Shaun Goldfinch, Paulina Pospieszna. 2013. Public Administration and Development 33 (1), pp. 50–61


Introducing the Civil Wars Mediation (CWM) Dataset

DeRouen, Karl, Jacob Bercovitch, Paulina Pospieszna. 2011. Journal of Peace Research 48 (5): 663-672.


When Recipients Become Donors: Polish Democracy Assistance in Belarus and Ukraine

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2010. Problems of Post-Communism vol. 57 (4) pp. 3-15.

New EU Member States Taking the Lead in Democracy Aid: The Polish Case

Pospieszna, Paulina. 2010. In: The European Union’s Neighborhood Challenge. Transborder cooperation, migration and Europeanization, Klaus Bachmann, Elżbieta Stadtmuller (red.), Wroclaw: Wroclaw University Press.