Democratisation and Institutional Reform in Albania

  • Elvin Gjevori

Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-253

About this book


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.


democratisation in Albania institutional reform in Albania military reform in Albania post-Communist Europe democracy in Albania judicial reform in Albania institutionalism in emerging democracies democratic reforms in Albania post-authoritarian transitions south-eastern European politics democracy in the Western Balkans Albanian military collective memory in Albania rational choice institutionalism Albanian media Albanian parliamentary debate Albanian political elites

Authors and affiliations

  • Elvin Gjevori
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  1. 1.European University of TiranaTiranaAlbania

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