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Series: Oxfam Country Profiles

By: Neil Olsen

88 pages, B/w photos


Paperback | Apr 2000 | #111092 | ISBN: 0855984325
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This book unravels the historical and political background to the present situation in Albania. Despite the advent of democracy in 1992, Albanians have found it hard to participate fully in the building of a new society. The volatility of regional politics in the Balkans and the absence of a democratic culture have hindered economic and social progress. Much of this country profile is told in the voices of Albanians themselves - people imprisoned under the communist regime of Enver Hoxha, students who took part in political protests in the 1990s, villagers who have held on to traditional identities and women active in setting up social action groups. This book is one of a series of introductions to developing countries, focusing on the real lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that affect them.


1.Introduction,freedom at last; 2.The country and its people; 3.History:from Skenderbeg to Hoxha; 4.The painful transition to democracy; 5.The legacy of central planning; 6.In search of a living:the lure of Europe; 7.Education:changing needs and ideas; 8.The health system under pressure; 9.New concepts and freedom; 10.Albanian women's struggle for equalit; 11.Unlocking the doors:the challenges facinf people with disabilities; 12.The environment:too little,to late? 13. 'Europe's wild west':the breakdown of law and order; 14.Albanian identity and the Balkan factor; 15.Conclusion:the need for choice and oppertunity; 16.Dates and Events; 17.Facts and Figures; 18Sources and Further reading; 18 Oxfam in Albania; 19.Index

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