Albania: Portrait of a Country in Transition


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Catapulted from totalitarianism to free market capitalism in 1991, Albania emerged from half a century of isolation to find itself an anomaly in Europe: a third world country economically, but first world in terms of education, literature and the arts. How has Albania transformed since then? Clarissa de Waal here explains Albania's 'transition' from Communism via the experiences of a diverse range of families, highland villagers, urban elite and shanty dwellers - whose lives she has followed since 1992. De Waal shows that ...

Albania: Portrait of a Country in Transition 2013, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781780764849

Revised edition