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Maciej Turek, dr

Maciej Turek, dr

 

Holds degrees in American Studies and political science. In 2012 he successfully defended doctoral dissertation in political science, written under the supervision of Professor Marek Bankowicz, devoted to the issues of mechanisms of U.S. vice presidential selection and how it affected holding the office of American vice presidency between 1976 and 2009. He has been a grantee of the Copernicus Society of America (Dickinson College, USA, 2008), and received research grants John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (2009 and 2014).

Functions:

  • Faculty supervisor of the American Studies Students' Research Society

Academic interests:

  • American political system and institution
  • campaigns and elections in the United States
  • political communication
  • comparative electoral systems
  • comparative local governments
  • financing politics and elections

Research projects & grants:

  • U.S. Presidential Primary System - working on the book project

Past research projects & grants:

  • National Science Foundation research grant (2014-2016): Price of Democracy. Financing U.S. Federal Election Campaigns - book project (with Paweł Laidler)

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Publikacje

Books

2015, Basic Documents in U.S. Federal Campaign Finance Law, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, p. 142 (with Paweł Laidler)

2014, Urząd Wiceprezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki. Analiza politologiczna, [Office of the Vice President of the United States. Political Analysis] Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, p. 352

Chapters

2014, Prezydencka sukcesja [Presidential Succession]  [in:] Idee, instytucje i praktyka ustrojowa Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki, [Ideas, Institutions and Constitutional Practice in the United States], eds. Paweł Laidler, Jarosław Szymanek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 223-242.

2014, Paul Ryan and the Press, [in:] 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations, eds. Paweł Laidler, Maciej Turek, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 299-313.

2014, System prezydencki w praktyce politycznej USA [The Living Constitution and the U.S. Presidential System] [in:] Systemy rządów w perspektywie porównawczej, [System of Government in Political Perspective], ed. Jarosław Szymanek, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Sejmowe, pp. 245-278.

2014, Debaty wyborcze Lincoln-Douglas: mit czy ideał XIX-wiecznej amerykańskiej komunikacji politycznej? [Lincoln-Douglas Debates: Myth of Perfection of the 19th Century American Political Communication?, [in:] Czas wojny, czas pokoju: Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki w XIX wieku [Time of War, Time of Peace - The United States of America in the 19th Century, ed. Łukasz Niewiński, Oświęcim: Napoleon V, pp. 95-105.

2013, Amerykański system finansowania wyborów i jego konsekwencje [The U.S. Campaign Finance System and Its Consequences, [in:] Stany Zjednoczone wczoraj i dziś. Wybrane zagadnienia społeczno-polityczne, [The United States Yesterday and Today. Selected Socio-Political Issues], eds. Agnieszka Małek, Paulina Napierała, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 167-195.

2013, Narodowe konwencje partyjne w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Czy są dziś potrzebne? [National Party Conventions in the United States. Are They Still Needed?], [in:] Stany Zjednoczone wczoraj i dziś. Wybrane zagadnienia społeczno-polityczne, [The United States Yesterday and Today. Selected Socio-Political Issues], eds. Agnieszka Małek, Paulina Napierała, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 111-133.

2012, The Vice Presidency of Joe Biden. An Early Assessment, [in:] Obama's America. Change and Continuity, (eds.) Andrzej Mania, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 73-81.

2011, Czy ten naród może przetrwać? Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson i wybór współ-kandydata w wyborach prezydenckich roku 1864 [Testing Whether This Country Can Long Endure: Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and 1864 Vice Presidential Selection], [in:] Czas Ameryki – American Era. Księga ku czci Profesora dr. hab. Krzysztofa Michałka [An American Era. A Book in Memory of Professor Krzysztof Michałek], red. H. Parafianowicz, Białystok: Trans Humana, pp. 119-126.

2010, Projekt ‘Houdini': nowe media a działania profrekwencyjne w prezydenckiej kampanii Baracka Obamy ['Houdini': New Media and GOTV in Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama, [in:] Polityczne aspekty nowych mediów [Political Aspects of New Media], eds. M. Jeziński, W. Peszyński, A. Seklecka, Toruń: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, pp. 23-34.

2009, Is Anybody Listening? Vice Presidential Candidates and Their TV Debates, [in:] Tools of Their Tools: Communication Technologies and American Cultural Practise, eds. G. Kość, K. Majer, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 42-56.

Articles

2013, 2012 Presidential and Congressional Elections: A Dance of Electoral Context, Campaign Skills, and Structural Factors, „Ad Americam", vol. 14, pp. 149-161.

2012, The United States 2010 Reapportioned: Electoral College for a New Decade, „Prawo i Polityka", t. 4, pp. 7-33.

2010, Between the Branches: Where Does the Vice Presidency Belong?, „Ad Americam", vol. 11, pp. 119-130.

2010, Primum non nocere? Rola kandydata na wiceprezydenta USA w prezydenckiej kampanii wyborczej, [Primum non nocere? Vice Presidential Candidates' Role in a Presidential Campaign], „Politeja", nr 1, pp. 267-289.

2009, 2008 Presidential Primaries in the United States from the Pennsylvania Perspective, „Ad Americam", vol. 10, pp. 89-99.

Editions

2014, 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, s. 440 (co-editor: Paweł Laidler).

2014, Eyes on America. Zbiór referatów z konferencji naukowych w ramach Dni Kultury Amerykańskiej na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim z lat 2008-2010, Kraków: AT Wydawnictwo, p. 184.

Miscellanea

2009, Stany Zjednoczone po wyborach prezydenckich 2008 [in:] Biuletyn Międzynarodowy Instytutu Nauk Politycznych i Stosunków Międzynarodowych UJ [International Politics Bulletin of the Jagiellonian University's Institute of Political Science and International Relations], eds. Piotr Bajor, Olga Plaze, Kraków, 2009, pp. 137-145.

Conference papers

2016, 18 May, International Society for Military Sciences Professors' Retreat 2016, Polish Natinal Defence University, Warsaw, paper: 'Brave New Soldier'.

2015, September 22-24, III Political Science Congress Pictures of Politics, Kraków, Poland, paper: 'Unequal Democracy. Equality, Freedom of Speech, and Contributing to Electoral Campaigns'

2015, April 30-May 1, Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era, University College London, London, United Kingdom, paper: 'Super PACs' Game? Financing the 2012 Republican Party Presidential Nomination',

2014, November 21-22, Money, Power, Representations in the Americas and in Europe, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, Paris, France, paper: 'Campaign Donations as Political Participation: Who Contributes and Why in National Elections in the United States',

2014, June 27-29, Andrzej Bartnicki's XI Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States, Bialystok University, Poland, paper: 'Best for Me, Best for Thee?: Common Themes in the Convention Speeches  by the Spouses of Presidential Candidates', 2014, January 5-7, 40th Anniversary Conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association, St Anne's College oraz Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2013, November 6-9, „Weapons of Mass Seduction. Rhetorical and Political Discourse in the United States", Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

2013, May 10, „Czas wojny, czas pokoju - Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki w XIX wieku", University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland [in Polish].

2012, October 26-27, „2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and Expectations", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.

2012, May 14-15, I Ogólnopolski Zjazd Katedr i Zakładów Systemów Politycznych i Ustrojów Państwowych, „Systemy rządów w perspektywie politologicznej", Mądralin, Poland [in Polish].

2012, May 11-12 maja, „The 1960s: Legacies", American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

2010, June 25-27, VII Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad  Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Prof. Andrzeja Bartnickiego, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Białystok.

2010, May 27-28, „Obama's America: Change and Continuity", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.

2010, April 22-23, „Nowe media – polityka, kultura, społeczeństwo", Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń, Poland.

2009, July 3-5, VI Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Prof. Andrzeja Bartnickiego, Akademia Humanistyczna w Pułtusku, Pułtusk, Poland.

2009, March 30 - April 3, HCA Spring Academy „American History, Culture and Politics", Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg, Germany.

2008, June 27-29, V Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Prof. Andrzeja Bartnickiego, Akademia Humanistyczna w Pułtusku, Pułtusk, Poland.

2007, November 7-9, „Communication Technologies and American Cultural Practice", Polish Association of American Studies (PAAS), Uniwersytet Łódźki, Łódź, Poland.

2007, June 22-24, IV Forum Zaawansowanych Studiów nad Stanami Zjednoczonymi im. Prof. Andrzeja Bartnickiego, Akademia Humanistyczna w Pułtusku, Pułtusk, Poland.