East European Politics and Societies
Apathy, from the Greek words meaning "w ithout feeling," is at once a term denoting an individual's impassivity or indifference and a form of collective political behavior. Our concern is the la tter form of apathy in Poland from the Solidarity period of 1980-81 to the present.
This is a post-print version of an article originally published in East European Politics and Societies, 1991, Volume 5, Issue 2. The version of record can be found through
Mason, David S., "Apathy and the Birth of Democracy: The Polish Struggle" East
European Politics and Societies / (Spring 1991): 205-233.
Available at http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/37