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Albania In Transition

The Rocky Road To Democracy, 1st Edition

By Elez Biberaj


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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 int

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 Albania in Geographical and Historical Context, 2 The Demise of Communism, 3 The Transition Begins: Communists Cling to Power, 4 The Road to Democratic Victory, 5 The Democratic Party in Power (1992-1996), 6 Economic and Social Transformation (1992-1996), 7 Foreign Policy and the National Question, 8 The Party System and the 1996 Elections, 9 Albania in Turmoil, Conclusion

About the Author

Elez Biberaj, chief of Voice of America's Albanian Service since 1986, is the author of Albania: A Socialist Maverick (Westview, 1990) and Albania and China: A Study of an Unequal Alliance (Westview, 1986).

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