The author of the article puts forward two theses. The first emphasises the strategic character of changes in the system of values, mentality and bonds in the process of shaping patterns of behaviour within the European Union's institutional system. The second thesis puts the stress on the neo-endogenous development as the principal type of mechanism of social development in the EU countries. This calls for the shaping of contesting subjectivity and participating subjectivity of the Polish society as specific ways of its participation in the public life. The author points to the presence of such subjectivity in the farmers' protests of the 1990s and in the lobbying of organisations active in the food sector. In the author's opinion the popularisation of such patterns of behaviour is the key to success in Poland's integration with the European Union.
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