Albania, a Hybrid System with Reflexes of Post- Communist Political Elite Reproduced from the Past

Merlinda Andoni


The article sheds light into the relationship of Soviet-type political patronage applied in Albanian communist political elite, as well as the impact on communist political elite. The main task is to define whether post communist Albanian elite is a reproduction of old nomeklatura, or a mere circulation of it. Albanian political reality is comprehended via theoretical variables such as accumulated political capital, strong cult of leadership and principle of political centralization. Unfortunately, studies, research and academic papers agree that Albanian post communist political elite is more a case of reproduction rather than circulation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p226

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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