Policy Papers

Debating National Security: The Case of Albania, Border Security, Religion and Corruption

Debating National Security: The Case of Albania, Border Security, Religion and Corruption
AIIS

The report is the outcome of the project “National security Issues- Promoting Civil Society Participation and Expertise”. The book analyzes several issues on national security namely: border security, national security and religion, and corruption. 

Democratic Governance at the Local Level: The Case of Albania

Democratic Governance at the Local Level: The Case of Albania
AIIS

The object of the report is to study how participation, decentralisation, and economic independence can increase the transparency, responsiveness, accountability, and the efficiency of local authorities. 
 

Albania: A Weak Democracy, A Weak State

Albania: A Weak Democracy, A Weak State
Kajsiu, B., Bumçi, A., Rakipi, A., AIIS.

Ten years after the fall of Communism, Albania remains an unstable democracy. The country is still recovering from the 1997-1998 crises and lagging behind the other former Communist countries. The book is an attempt by the analysts of the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) to identify some of the main challenges faced by the Albanian society. The book offers some recommendations on how to overcome the problems.

The state of Albanian Democracy at the eve of 2013 General elections

This study based on a national polling serves precisely the objective of exposing the real concerns, expectations and worries of Albanian citizens on the eve of these elections, their evaluation of the health of democracy, economy and their hopes regarding the next parliament and the next government whichever side that may belong to. 

Albania and Serbia: Perceptions and Reality

The aim of this paper is to modestly contribute to the development and sustainability of relations between Albania and Serbia, by shedding light on current relations in the political, economic and cultural realms and potentials for future improvements. The initiative therefore aims to overpass often wrong perceptions that impede normal political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

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