Ruch Autonomii Śląska

  • Łukasz Zweiffel


The author of the article concentrates on Silesian regionalists, primarily on the Silesian Autonomy Movement, its social activity as well as political, cultural, and social perception of this activity. Silesian regionalism was a considerable surprise for many Poles. For some of them, the postulates proposed by the Movement seem not only unprecedented in the history of Poland but also threatening the territorial integrity of the country. Public discussions about the Movement are dominated by emotions, not factual arguments, and lack scientific view on the matter. The article aims at filling at least a part of this gap.