ItemWaldemar Sęczyk, Struktura i zadania propagandy komunistycznej w Polsce w latach 80. XX w. Wstęp do zagadnienia, Adam Marszałek Publishing House, Toruń 2019, pp. 485.(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Kamila, Rezmer-Płotka ItemIn Praise of Kaleidoscopic Judge: A Different Reading of Judge C. G. Weeramantry’s Jurisprudence Before the Power Politics in ICJ(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Punsara, AmarasingheThe power politics has always been a great obstacle in reaching the just consensus in international law. In particular, the political realist approaches stemming from the powerful states often undermine the equality and justice in international legal sphere. Yet the judicial wisdom of some of the outstanding judges in the International Court of Justice have shown a remarkable audacity against trickiest power politics. This article unveils the universalist approach used by outstanding jurist late judge C. G. Weeramantry during his tenure at ICJ. This article seeks how judge Weeramantry delivered his judgements and advisory opinions as a jurist emerged from the Global South. This paper will assess the contribution made by Judge Weeramantry in a complex judicial space filled with power politics from both legal and philosophical perspectives. ItemCharacteristics of the Chinese Gaming and Esports Market. Applications for Polish Game Manufacturers(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Maciej, Walkowski; Weronika, KempińskaWorldwide, information and communication technologies (ICT) are creating a new post-industrial revolution, the pace, scope and importance of which are unprecedented, without being reflected in the past. Its best manifestation is the Type 4.0 Industrial Revolution. having a huge impact today not only on the living and working conditions of billions of people, but also on the directions of specialization of production and the profits accompanying them. These changes can be described as a revolution based on information, an expression of increasing human knowledge and its application. One of the more interesting manifestations of it, relatively poorly known in Poland, is the increasingly profitable and increasingly important global gaming market and the accompanying e-sports market. The dynamic development of the computer games market in the People’s Republic of China and the development of the e-sport discipline actively supported by the state authorities of this country fit perfectly into the perceived development paradigm. This research problem requires closer analysis also from a Polish perspective, motivated not only by cognitive desire, but above all by the utilitarian dimension. For the increasingly competitive polish video game manufacturers with CD Projekt SA at the forefront, the Chinese market is a great opportunity to increase profits, an opportunity – so far – still too underuly used. On the way to increasing them, in addition to real challenges, chances and opportunities, there are several fundamental barriers and risks, undoubtedly worthy of the scientific diagnosis contained in the presented article. ItemInternational Experience of Legal Support of Information Security and the Possibilities for its Application in the Republic of Kazakhstan(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Sholpan, ZabikhThe author in the article considers the problems of ensuring information security for the solution of which it is supposed to study methods and ways for identifying and preventing danger in the information sphere. The information security of society as a whole is determined by the rapidly growing technological capabilities of modern information systems, which in their influence on the politics, economy, and the spiritual and ideological sphere of people have now become decisive. Ensuring information security, which refers to the state of protection of the vital interests of the individual, society and the state in the information sphere from internal and external threats, seems to be a very important task in the modern world. The security of the information space are entails the protection of the rights and interests of man and citizen, society and the state in the information sphere from real and potential threats. The article also provides a generalized description of the international experience in the legal regulation of information security and the possibility of its application in the Republic of Kazakhstan. ItemPresidential Campaigns Made by Candidates’ Spouses in 2008 and 2016: a Comparative Study(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Marta, MorawskaEach presidential candidate in modern political campaigns in the United States needs to have a spouse behind their back. The involvement of recent candidates’ spouses like Michelle Obama and Melania Trump provides researchers with a fresh picture of how a future first lady should or should not behave during campaigning. The interesting matter would be in this article to compare those two candidates’ spouses. Their activities and behavior during their first presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2016 will show the differences in Democratic and Republican form of campaigning. The study aims to observe certain regularity in the treatment of spouses during presidential campaigns in the United States. Its goal is to answer what kind of future presidential spousal behavior during campaign is more desirable in order to achieve as many votes as possible. The paper is based on qualitative analysis of already existing data compiled during both elections, as well as critical reading of the literature of the subject. To elaborate, the author will mostly compare the political positions of those two future first ladies – Michelle Obama and Melania Trump – during the mentioned campaigning periods, and also by statistics relating to their presence in media and public appearances. ItemAn Analysis of NEETs Situation in UE-28 Countries and the Example of Netherlands(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Natalia, Kusa; Kinga, JasiakThe aim of the article is to compare a NEET rate in EU-28 countries based on the most recent Eurostat statistical studies, and to solve a research problem concerning the situation of youth on the job market through answering a research question how did the NEETs situation change in the period under question which is 2008–2018. An increase of the negative trend of high unemployment among young people is constant, therefore it seems justified for the analysis to cover the period of ten years, which assumingly allows for the more complex assessment of the investigated issue. The analysis is supplemented by the case study of Netherlands which has the lowest NEET rate and as such stands as the example for the other European countries to follow. ItemThe Impact of Globalization on the Structural Power Control of Developed States in the 1990s and 2000s(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Shlomo, WaichmanDue to its very nature, globalization undermines the government control. This paper focuses on the impact of globalization on developed states. In particular, it analyzes how globalization has affected each of the following four institutions: (i) governance, (ii) capital markets, (iii) welfare state, and (iv) labor market. This can be summarized as follows: governments have become limited in their decision making, domestic capital markets have transformed into branches of the global market and thus have not been able to freely promote domestic interests, the welfare state serves capitalism rather than protects the society and reduces inequality, and the labor market experiences the migration of workers to developed states, whereas industries moved offshore to developing states. ItemThe Image of China and Russia in the US Press During the Pandemic(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Mikhail, RybalkoThe United States press negatively portrays both Russia and China. During the current pandemic the image of these authoritarian states has become even more negative. The coronavirus situation works as interaction effects when more radical attitudes are reflected in the internet messengers and internet media. Previous media topics of US criticism have given the way to a dominant topic – the Chinese responsibility for a virus. Any success story coming either from China or Russia is doubted or silenced. No positive news can be found in the authoritarian political system. The data based on New York Times publications are used for the content analysis of the image of Russia and China. ItemThe Right to Social and International Order on the Example of the Activities of the United Nations(Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, 2020) Krzysztof, ŻarnaThe subject of the article are the reflections on the right to social and international order on the example of the activities of the United Nations. The United Nations has passed many human rights acts, such as declarations and legally binding laws. The conclusion is that, the unquestionable achievement of the United Nations is the adoption of a large number of legal acts, which guarantee the social and international order. In spite of it, there are no effective mechanisms to guarantee these rights and to seek justice on the international forum.