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Title The end of communist rule in Albania : political change and the role of the student movement / edited by Shinasi A. Rama
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 288 pages)
Series Conceptualising comparative politics : polities, peoples, and markets ; 10
Conceptualising comparative politics ; 10
Contents Who slew the dragon? : the collapse of communism, political change, and the student movement in Albania - a review of the literature / Shinasi A. Rama -- Coming to an end : the fall of communist rule in Albania / Fatos Tarifa -- Contributing actors to the regime change in Albania : the first phase of transition and the role of the Albanian student movement / Mirela Bogdani -- The youth as social actor in the Albania regime change / Luisa Chiodi -- The rise of the student movement and its role in the collapse of the communist regime / Llukman Halili -- The idea of the nation-state and the Albanian student movement / Grid Rroji -- Considerations on the leadership dynamics during the first state of the transition in Albania / Valbona Karanxha -- Competing visions : Albanian youth and students in the late-communist period and the political elite / James Pettifer -- What kind of democracy, which kind of pluralism? : comparing president Ramiz Alia's meetings with the intellectuals and with the student representation / Afrim Krasniqi -- Making sense of Albanian events : international interpretations and responses / Miranda Vickers -- Heroes and myths / Fred Abrahams -- The student movement changed Albania forever : a reflection on its contribution to modern Albanian history / Llukman Halili -- The dragon did not commit suicide : the collapse of the totalitarian cult-state and the role of the student movement in Albania / Shinasi A. Rama
Summary "This book provides a comprehensive examination of the Albanian Student Movement of 1990-1991. To date, there are no thorough studies of the first year of the transition in Albania, which constitutes the most critical period of transition. The lessons to be learned are vast and of great importance to the debates on social movements, mobilization and transition. Renowned scholars of modern Albanian history, led by the former leader of the Albanian Student Movement, Shinasi A. Rama, provide a study of the critical role played by this movement in the political transformation of Albania from a totalitarian cult-state to a multiparty political system during 1990-1991. Their informed analysis combined with first-hand knowledge of the events during a key period of the Albanian history shed light on the student movement, its ideology, values, contributions, and its relationship to the system and to the ruling caste. The authors come to the core conclusion that the student movement remained an independent player that achieved change in the political system at a crucial juncture. The End of Communist Rule in Albania is a much-needed contribution in the fields of social movements, democratization studies, Communist and Post-Communist politics, Albanian Studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Shinasi A. Rama is Clinical Professor of Politics with the International Relations Program at New York University. He was a co-founder of the Democratic Party of Albania, served as the Spokesman of the Provisional Government of Kosova in the USA, and was the Political Advisor of the Kosovo Liberation Army. After the war, Prof. Rama served as a Senior Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Interim Government of Kosova and an Adviser to the Commandant of the Kosovo Protection Corps. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Albanian Studies
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Subject College students -- Political activity -- Albania -- History -- 20th century
Post-communism -- Albania
Student movements -- Albania -- History -- 20th century
Youth -- Political activity -- Albania -- History -- 20th century
College students -- Political activity.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Politics and government.
Student movements.
Youth -- Political activity.
Albania -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rama, Shinasi A., 1959- editor
LC no. 2019980685
ISBN 0429242999