The current stage of socio-economic transformation of the Polish village is deepening existing spatial differentiation despite the fact that regional policy has the instruments to counteract this process. In other words, the existing instruments are not neutralising the tendency to increasing differentiation. On the other hand, one very important factor which may help to overcome this overall trend is the model of local governance, its continuity, the ability of local communities to organise themselves into various institutions which can act as partners for local self-governments (by verbalising their various group interests).
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