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Security of the State and National Security. Main Research Positions and the Practice of the Polish Legislator


[ 1 ] Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Państwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

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Security Dimensions

Journal year: 2020 | Journal volume: vol. 33 | Journal number: no. 33

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scientific article

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  • Administracja rządowa
  • Administracja samorządowa
  • Bezpieczeństwo narodowe
  • Obronność państwa
  • Polska
  • Prawodawstwo
  • System obronny państwa
  • Administration
  • Defence capability of a State
  • Law
  • Legislative Process
  • National security
  • Poland
  • State defence system

EN The author is of the opinion that the commonly accepted view about the identity, the concept, and the content of state security and national security in Poland is burdened with numerous flaws, which is confirmed by the legislative practice, planning, and the organizational activity of the state. The author poses a question whether mutual relationships between the concepts of state security and national security exist in the views of Polish theorists and in Polish legislation and, if they do, what they are. Of the methods of establishing the identity of state and national security and the mutual relationship between these terms, one of the ways to see the complexity of the issue is to refer to legislation. The author puts forward a hypothesis that both Polish law and the practical planning and organizational activities of public administration and other entities provide many arguments that these concepts are not identical, but there are strong axiological, epistemological, and ontological links between them. The author is convinced that determination of the domain of the concepts in question and the relationships between them will make it easier for public administration bodies to plan, organize, and carry out specific tasks in the field of security.

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40 - 73





Bibliografia, wykaz aktów prawnych na stronach 69-73.

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Naukowo Wydawniczy Instytut Badań Bezpieczeństwa i Obronności Wyższej Szkoły Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego i Indywidualnego „Apeiron” w Krakowie

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