Policja Państwowa i inne instytucje bezpieczeństwa na Wileńszczyźnie w latach 1918-1939


Aleksander Głogowski
Uniwersytet Jagielloński


An analysis of the formation of police institutions in Vilnius and in the Vilnius region in the inter-war period should commence with a brief presentation of the political history events which exerted an influence upon the formation of the state borders in that area. The establishment of formations whose aim was the protection of internal security was a very important element, which, however, was frequently omitted in the historical considerations. This is a direct consequence of the premise which was presented already by Plato, that the ensuring of the internal security of the citizens is one of the basic functions of the state. The police as the state institution whose task is to ensure internal security is therefore an element of eff ective control, exercised by the political authority over a given state territory. This effective control is therefore an attribute which is characterised by the existence of state authority which has dominion over a given territory and the people who inhabit it. Thus one could say that the possession of efficiently operating police formations, apart from the armed forces, is necessary for the state as an instrument which ensures its existence as such. Moreover, the case of Iceland, which does not have military formations, indicates that it is the police which becomes the condicio sine qua non of the existence of the state within the framework of international law. This association may also be visible in the etymology: the word “police” is derived from the Greek word “politeia” i.e. state. This word is also the title of the most famous work of the Greek philosopher Plato.



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Author Biography

Aleksander Głogowski, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

dr hab.; politolog; adiunkt w Katedrze Strategii Stosunków Międzynarodowych Instytutu Nauk Politycznych i Stosunków Międzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Absolwent krakowskiego V Liceum Ogólno­kształcącego im. Augusta Witkowskiego. Stypendysta Institute of Strategie Studies w Islamabadzie i School of Oriental and African Studies w Londynie. Członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Stosunków Międzynarodowych, Royal Society for Asian Affairs oraz European Association for South Asia Studies. Wykładał również na Uniwer­sytecie Wileńskim.

Autor licznych publikacji dotyczących historii Policji Państwowej (Konna Policja Państwowa, Warszawa 2014, Kobieca Policja Państwa II RP w walce z międzynarodowym handlem ludźmi, Warszawa-Kraków 2014) oraz sytuacji politycznej w Azji Południowej (Af-Pak. Znaczenie pogranicza afgańska-pakistańskiego dla bezpieczeństwa regionalnego w latach 1947-2011, Kraków 2012, Pakistan. Historia i współczesność, Kraków 2011, Polskie orły nad Himalajami, Kraków 2011).

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April 6, 2015

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