By Mirela Bogdani
While will Albania sign up for the ecu? Will accession support Albania to accomplish prosperity, balance and prosperity? What elements are assisting it in the direction of this finish and what components are conserving it again? An unique research of Albania and its family members with the european, this is often the 1st publication to spot and examine the issues of the rustic because it strikes in the direction of club of the Union. It explores the political, financial and social differences had to make Albanian club attainable. The authors spotlight the big democratic alterations that experience happened in post-communist Albania in addition to the numerous stumbling blocks that also stay. This balanced and goal overview could be a necessary source for everybody drawn to the background and way forward for the Balkans and the european.
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Thus, the principal elements of liberal democracy are: political and civic pluralism and freedom, executive accountability (both vertically to the electorate and horizontally to the legislature), the absence of reserved domains of power, sub-national government, and, above all, the rule of law. Albania (and the whole Balkans) adopted liberal democracy at a late stage of modern history. Like the other former communist nations of Eurasia, Albania thus found itself having to build a system of democratic governance from scratch.
In summary, from the religious aspect, even though it is viewed by the West as a Muslim country, Albania is not under European suspicion19, as is the case with Turkey Albania in 1990: At the Crossroads between Communism and Democracy 35 (for more about this issue, see the ‘Religious Situation’ in Chapter 3). Furthermore, Albania can give a good example to Europe as a country with one of the most moderate Muslim populations in the world and a country of inter-religious understanding and tolerance, within a secular state.
The Albanian version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and subsequently other bizarre Chinese-inspired policies brought more repression, devastation and poverty to the country. 24 Albania and the European Union Secondly, because of the country’s infamous self-imposed international isolation, which left a legacy of political passivity and backwardness, Albanians had no points of reference apart from those given by the regime. It is true that during the Cold War all communist countries operated in isolation, with the exception of Yugoslavia.
Albania and the European Union: The Tumultuous Journey Towards Integration and Accession (Library of European Studies) by Mirela Bogdani