Professor Ireneusz Sadowski

Department of Research on Social and Institutional Transformations

Ireneusz Sadowski is a sociologist, professor at Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in research on social structure, public institutions, and – in particular – mutual relations between those two spheres. Lately he has undertaken research projects on determinants of institutionalized choice (both career choices and political choices) involving social networks and supply-demand approach in electoral analysis.

Research interests

  • Social structure, social networks
  • Institutional change, reforms of the state
  • Socio-political cleavages, electoral studies
  • Systemic transition and civil society

Selected publications

J.E. Jackson, B.W. Mach, I. Sadowski (2022) Estimating peer political influence with large N observational data on ego-centered social networks, SOCIAL NETWORKS 70: 198-207 (DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2022.01.002).

I. Sadowski, A. Zawistowska (2020) The net effect of ability tilt in gendered STEM-related choices, Intelligence, Vol. 80 (DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2020.101439).

I. Sadowski, N. Pohorila (2018) Game of Seats: Electoral Rules, Revolutions, and Affiliation Switching in Ukraine, 1990–2014, East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 32(1): 142-167  (DOI: 10.1177/0888325417728771).

B.W. Mach, A. Manterys, I. Sadowski (2018) Individuals and Their Social Contexts, Warsaw: IPS PAS.

I. Sadowski (2018) The Constant Electoral Flux? Party System and the Circulation of Candidates and Parliamentarians in Poland, 1989–2011, International Journal of Sociology, Vol. 41(1): 34-59  (DOI: 10.1080/00207659.2018.1414502).

Selected projects

The third generation of Polish transformation (#3GEN):

New institutionalism – theory and research:

External links

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