Krzysztof Krakowski on Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate has just published the commentary by Krzysztof Krakowski  “Can State Surveillance Strengthen Dissent?”. In this article, Krakowski argues that while, at first glance, state surveillance by authoritarian regimes should suppress dissent, terrorising citizens can end up strengthening opposition against the regime. This argument is based on his recent research (with  Anselm Hager) on declassified secret police archives from communist-era Poland, and focused on the wave of protests that marked the foundation of Solidarność (Solidarity).

The commentary appeared on the PS website as well as on several news websites around the world.

Read the full article here.

This is the third contribution to Project Syndicate by CCA scholars and follows Diego Gambetta’s “Freedom in the Veil” and Elsa Fornero’s “The Right Recipe for Reforming Pensions”, issued in December 2021.