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Albania In Transition : The Rocky Road To Democracy - Elez Biberaj

Albania In Transition

The Rocky Road To Democracy

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780813336886
Number Of Pages: 396

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In early 1997, Albania's transition to democracy suffered a serious setback when pyramid schemes sparked violent unrest, plunging the country into its worst political and economic crisis since the downfall of communism. The uprisings and subsequent elections, in which the Socialist Party won a landslide victory, have made front-page news in the international community. And Albania's proximity to the Yugoslavian melee and history of extreme radical communism make it a nation to watch.In "Albania in Transition, " Elez Biberaj provides a comprehensive political profile of Albania since 1989. He charts Albania's transition from one party to many, from a command economy to a market economy, and its transition to a national security state in an unpredictable, post-Cold War international security regime.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 8
Albania in Geographical and Historical Contextp. 10
Notesp. 42
The Demise of Communismp. 49
Notesp. 76
The Transition Begins The Communists Cling to Powerp. 82
Notesp. 107
The Road to Democratic Victoryp. 114
Notesp. 143
The Democratic Party in Power (1992-1996)p. 148
Notesp. 182
Economic and Social Transformation (1992-1996)p. 188
Notesp. 223
Foreign Policy and the National Questionp. 230
Notesp. 265
The Party System and the 1996 Electionsp. 275
Notesp. 306
Albania in Turmoilp. 311
Notesp. 344
Conclusionp. 350
Notesp. 359
Selected Bibliographyp. 360
Indexp. 366
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ISBN: 9780813336886
ISBN-10: 0813336880
Series: Nations of the Modern World: Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1