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This new e-book examines Albania's transition from Communism through the stories of a various variety of households, highland villagers, city elite, shanty dwellers--Clarissa de Wall has the lives of Albanians there in view that 1992. As such, it is a history--of monetary, social and political change--told from the viewpoint of the individuals. We see how a long way the archaic global of common legislation maintains to pervade highland lifestyles, from dispute cost to prepared marriages. even as, the writer exhibits us individuals of the ex-communist elite in Tirana embracing rentier capitalism, whereas squatters on country farmland reside lower than consistent hazard of eviction. Albania, the writer indicates, is a rustic wracked by way of contradictions: in flight from its Communists prior and but nonetheless beholden to its rural traditions; prepared to include loose markets yet with no foregoing the protection of crucial making plans.

I.B.Tauris in organization with the Centre for Albanian Studies

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