On the Legislative Reform and Citizen Perceptions for the Local Governance and Democracy as Challenges of a Post-communist Society: The Case of Albania


  • Andon Kume Aleksander Moisiu University, Faculty of Law and Political Science




local self-government, legislation, citizens' perceptions, post communist period


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the development of legislative reforms for local self-self-government in Albania in order to identify the problems and challenges faced by a society that is developing the capacity for the functioning of local self-government whilst lacking historical experience and is under the influence of the effects of the trauma caused by the communist regime. The analysis of this legislative process and the perceptions of citizens highlights the challenges faced by the organization and functioning of local self-government in developing democracies and the need for interventions to be made in legislation for the effective functioning of representative and direct democracy at the level of local.


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