This book offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the past, present, and future of Albania. Prifti examines the lives of prominent Albanians and considers the nation's politics, economics, and the current situation in Kosovo. He also discusses the nation's traditional and contemporary literature.
This important and timely collection of research papers on the Albanina-Serb struggle of the last thirty years focuses on the cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that have led to the present Kosovo crisis. Wirtten by a leading student of Balkan international relations, Confrontation in Kosovo is an authoritative statement of the complex problems affecting the struggle.
In Clans and Democratization, Charlotte Hille investigates clan societies in Afghanistan, Iraq, Albania and Chechnya. She explores and compares the values of clans with those in Western democratic states, while focusing at conflict resolution and democratization. Based on theory and practice, this book provides tools to facilitate democratic state building in clan-based societies.
The Communist States in Disarray, 1965–1971 was first published in 1972. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Through a survey and analysis of recent developments in the communist states and in their relations with one another and with other nations this volume provides a revealing picture of a changing communist world. Indeed, as the book makes clear, it is no longer appropriate to think of the communist countries as one world, since a major development during the period covered in this study has been the disintegration of the communist ...