The end of communist rule in Albania : political change and the role of the student movement / edited by Shinasi A. Rama.
- New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
- Conceptualising comparative politics; 10.
Conceptualising comparative politics : polities, peoples, and markets 10
xvii, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
- Student movements -- Albania -- History -- 20th century.
College students -- Political activity -- Albania -- History -- 20th century.
Youth -- Political activity -- Albania -- History -- 20th century.
Post-communism -- Albania.
Albania -- Politics and government -- 1990-.
College students -- Political activity.
Politics and government.
Youth -- Political activity.
- "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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Rama, Shinasi A., 1959- editor.
- Other format:
- Online version: The end of communist rule in Albania
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