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Democratisation and Institutional Reform in Albania, by Elvin Gjevori

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Democratisation and Institutional Reform in Albania, by Elvin Gjevori
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Democratisation and Institutional Reform in Albania
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
by Elvin Gjevori
Series statement
New Perspectives on South-East Europe,, 2662-5857
Summary
Albania’s democratic transition – one of the longest and most arduous of post-communist Europe – has failed to produce consolidated institutions. Therefore, this book undertakes the first comprehensive review of Albania’s military and judicial reform – from 1992 to 2009 – to ascertain why military reform produced substantial institutionalisation and judicial reform did not. The author analyses the different outcomes by outlining how political elites constructed the interests that shaped their subsequent political actions. Overall, this book presents a novel theoretical account for institutionalisation in emerging democracies and sheds light on two of Albania’s most important democratisation reforms. The book will appeal to practitioners working on institutionalisation reforms, institutionalist and democratisation researchers interested in post-authoritarian transitions, and area study scholars focusing on Albania and the Western Balkans
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 An Overview of the Military and Judiciary in Albania -- Chapter 3 Mainstream Institutionalist Approaches -- Chapter 4 A New Account of Institutionalisation -- Chapter 5 Conceptualisation and Measurement -- Chapter 6 Newspaper Coverage and Parliamentary Debate of Judicial Reform -- Chapter 7 Newspaper Coverage of Military Reform -- Chapter 8 Parliamentary Debate of Military Reform -- Chapter 9 Conclusions and Implications
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