Identity in a Post-communist Balkan State: An Albanian Village Study

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2001 - Social Science - 237 pages
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"In seeking to better understand post-communist identity change, the book presents an analysis based on the study of everyday life in two villages in northern Albania. The author describes the villages from the perspective of community, economic activity and relations with the state. The book applies theories relating identity and civil society to the social, economic and political realities associated with post-communist transformation." "The book concludes that the negotiation of identity is an exploratory and adaptive process rather than a simple transition to the identities associated with market democracies and that there is a need to adapt, reconfigure and improve a range of institutional forms, particularly those of a civic nature, to generate confidence in the new institutional setting."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Methodological Considerations
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The Theoretical Setting
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Albania Background
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