Albania and the European Union: The Tumultuous Journey by Mirela Bogdani

By Mirela Bogdani

Whilst will Albania subscribe to the ecu? Will accession support Albania to accomplish prosperity, balance and prosperity? What components are assisting it in the direction of this finish and what elements are preserving it again? An unique examine of Albania and its relatives with the ecu, this is often the 1st e-book to spot and examine the issues of the rustic because it strikes in the direction of club of the Union. It explores the political, fiscal and social changes had to make Albanian club attainable. The authors spotlight the large democratic adjustments that experience happened in post-communist Albania in addition to the numerous stumbling blocks that also stay. This balanced and aim overview may be an important source for everybody attracted to the background and way forward for the Balkans and the european.

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This is as a result of certain historical, political, economical and socio-cultural legacies. Political legacy Albania may be considered a ‘special case’ and an ‘exception’, even within the communist bloc. This is for two reasons. Firstly, the country had suffered under one of the toughest dictatorship regimes within the entire communist block and was considered Europe’s most Stalinist country. As one author puts it, ‘Albania’s dictator, Enver Hoxha, was a fan of the more extreme forms of communism, first embracing Soviet Stalinism until Khrushchev started introducing reforms, and then Maoism, until China began liberalizing its economy’ (Hollingham 2005).

Snorted Hoxha). Convinced that the whole world coveted his loopy Ruritanian fiefdom, Hoxha gaoled or killed thousands of opponents, banned religion and foreign travel, and built hundreds of thousands of semi-circular concrete bunkers all over Albania, facing in every direction. ’ It is obvious that such a society is not a fertile breeding ground for political democracy and the creation of a vigorous civil society. However, even before the communist period, Albania had never developed a genuine democracy or experienced political pluralism in any significant way.

Albania’s historical legacy of the Ottoman Empire, as well as communism, has been important factors in hindering its successful transition to a modern liberal democracy. Albania, therefore, did not have traditions of capitalism and democracy, unlike some of the other transition countries which embarked on the ‘era of changes’ with varying potential levels of these traditions. Albania was experiencing democracy for the first time in its history and was clearly 30 Albania and the European Union the country with the longest journey to travel from a rigid Stalinism to democracy.

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