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Associate professor, Head of Rural and Urban Sociology Department at University of ?ód?.
Main subject of interests: Community studies, community and rural development, rural-urban sociology, public administration, social and political participation (research, teaching, extension).
Author of 3 books and 58 articles. Member of the editorial board of "Sociological Review"(in Polish). Co-operation with the Foundation for the Local Democracy in Poland. Member of ERSA.
He was a principal researcher in the EU project „Learning in European Agricultural and Rural Networks: institutions, network and governance” Project Acronym LEARNing, No HPAM-2002-00056 within the European Fifth Framework Program. Prof. Starosta is coorganizer of „Autumn School’ for Ph.D. students in Rural Socjology from Eastern European Countries.