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Ph.D with habilitation (post-doctoral degree) Katarzyna Kuć-Czajkowska

Ph.D  with habilitation (post-doctoral degree) Katarzyna...
Assistant Professor at the Department of Local Government and Politics
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ul. Głęboka 45
20-612 Lublin

Personal information



2020 PhD with habilitation (or  post-doctoral degree) in the field of political science and administration. Title of habilitation thesis: Functional areas of voivodeship capital cities in Poland.The space of cooperation and competition of local governments,  Lublin 2019

2006 Ph.D. in the field of political science, doctoral thesis: Warsaw metropolitan character, supervisor: professor Stanisław Michałowski 

 2001 MA in Political Science, specializing in local government and local policies completed with very good grades, thesis: System of the local self-government of the capital city of Warsaw, supervisor: professor Zbigniew Szeliga 



6-10 VI 2011 Iceland, Reykjavik, ReykjavíkUniversity, the course: The Methodology of Writing Grant Proposals and Scientific Papers 

29 VI-5 VII 2003 Slovak Republic, Bratislava, EPAN-NISPAcee Joint Summer School title: European Policy Management in Comparative Perspective

8-9 VII 2002 - Hungary, Budapest, CEUSummerUniversity title: The Future Role of Cities in a Globalising World: Challenges for new public strategies and innovative urban governance.Title of presentation: Transformation in Warsaw since 1990 

Publications (in English)


-A Different View of Urban Policy, eds. M. Sidor, K. Kuć-Czajkowska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press, Lublin 2016, pp. 169

-Local Government in Selected Central and Eastern European Countries. Experiences, reforms and determinants of development, eds. M.W. Sienkiewicz, K. Kuć-Czajkowska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press, Lublin 2016, pp. 398


- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, Big cities and their surroundings in the face of the lack of regulations. Different forms of integration in the Polish metropolitan areas, [in:] A Different View of Urban Policy, eds. M. Sidor, K. Kuć-Czajkowska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press, Lublin 2016, p. 31-50.

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, U. Bronisz, Contemporary Metropolitan Challenges towards Lublin, [in:] Peripheral Metropolitan Areas in the European Union. The Case of Lublineds. Z. Pastuszak, M. Sagan, K. Żuk, Bangkok-Celje-Lublin 2015, ToKnowPress, p. 15-29

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, J. Wasil, Coalition for the sake of development - forms, benefits, problems of the cooperation in frames of functional areas in Poland, [in:] Partnership in the public sector, eds. A. Pawłowska, A. Gąsior-Niemiec, WN Scholar, Warsaw 2015, p. 97-112

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, Methods of integration and coordination in Poland’s metropolitan areas, [in:] Good governance at local self-government: democracy, decentralization, development, eds. D. Šaparnienė, J. Mikolaitytė, Šiauliai University, Šiauliai 2013, p. 46-52

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, M. Rabczewska, Decentralisation in Health and Social Care in Poland. Does Resource Allocation Matter?, [in:] Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care, eds. J. Costa-Font, S.L. Greer, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2013, p. 123-153

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, Metropolitan functions of Warsaw, Prague and Budapest, [in:] Regions of Central and Eastern Europe: Development Processes and Policy Challenges, eds. G. Gorzelak, J. Bachtler, M. Smętkowski, EUROREG University of Warsaw, European Policies Research Centre University of Strathclyde, Warsaw, Glasgow 2010, p. 137-156

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, M.W. Sienkiewicz, The Problem of the Status of a Capital City - the Case of Warsaw, „International Journal of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe” 2009, nr 1, Hungarian Official Journal Publisher, Budapeszt, p. 25-34

- K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, Warsaw, Prague, Budapest - metropolitan functions comparison, [in:] Regional Development in Central Europe – Cohesion or Competitiveness, “Europa XXI”, Warszawa 2007, z. 16, IGiPZK PAN, p. 39-62

-J. Wasil, K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, M. Sidor, Consequences of the electoral system in Polish municipalities - pathologies and abuses, "Polish Political Science Yearbook” 2018, no. 47(3), p. 477–490.

- M. Sidor, K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, J. Wasil, Communication tools with residents in Polish municipalities with cohabitation (term of office 2014-2018), „Przegląd Politologiczny” 2019, no. 1, p. 139-157. 

- M. Sidor, K. Kuć-Czajkowska, J. Wasil, Supporting and non-supporting entities of the mayor in Polish municipalities with cohabitation, "Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government" October 2020, Vol. 18, Issue 4, s. 625-645      

- M.W. Sienkiewicz, K.A. Kuć-Czajkowska, The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local government units in Poland, [in:]  Local Government Response Towards Covid-19 Pandemic. A Global Perspective, red. Carlos Nunes Silva, Springer International Publishing, Portugal 2022, chapter 17