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Albania and the European Union, the tumultuous journey towards integration and accession, by Mirela Bogdani, and John Loughlin

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Albania and the European Union, the tumultuous journey towards integration and accession, by Mirela Bogdani, and John Loughlin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Albania and the European Union
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
710975412174134760
Responsibility statement
by Mirela Bogdani, and John Loughlin
Series statement
Library of European studies, 4
Sub title
the tumultuous journey towards integration and accession
Summary
"When will Albania join the EU? Will accession help Albania to achieve prosperity, stability and prosperity? And, what factors are helping it towards this end and what factors are holding it back? An original study of Albania and its relations with the EU, this is the first book to identify and analyse the problems of the country as it moves towards membership of the Union. It explores the political, economic and social transformations needed to make Albanian membership possible. The authors highlight the enormous democratic changes that have occurred in post-communist Albania, as well as the many obstacles that still remain. This balanced and objective assessment will be an essential resource for everyone interested in the history and future of the Balkans and the EU."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
Contents; List of Tables; Acronyms; 1. European integration and the transformation of the democratic state: Theoretical and contextual issues; 2. Albania in 1990: At the crossroads between communism and democracy; 3. The transition period: Political and socio-economic situation of Albania. How far is Albania from meeting the Copenhagen criteria?; 4. EU membership prospective for the countries of Western Balkans and Albania; 5. The political system: Albanian political parties and their attitude towards the EU; 6. Clientelism, corruption and organized crime: Serious barriers to EU membership7. Policy making in Albania8. The role of the elite and the domestic actors; 9. Local government and decentralization; 10. EU economic aid, assistance and programmes: How have they contributed to domestic reforms and development?; 11. The impact of external factors on Albanian politics and policies; Conclusions; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index
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