Sinani, Gjergj (2020) THE INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN THE EXISTENCE AND PROGRESS OF ALBANIA. FREEDOM Journal for Peacebuilding and Transcultural Communication, 1 (1-2). pp. 113-123. ISSN 2671-3411

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Considering the history of Albania in the process of building the rule of law and democracy from the independence to the Second World War we can see the influence of United Stated in two levels. In the political level we can consider the influence of American policy for the preservation and the existence of Albania before the complexity of Balkan situation and the European diplomacy in the Balkan area. In the second level, we can consider the influence of American democracy in the intellectual discussion among the Albanian intellectuals during the years before the Second World War. It is a crucial period when the relation of Albania and Western civilization took a great importance after a certain consolidation of Albanian State. They consider the Western civilization as intellectual and moral community and not simply as political community. Considering the lack of information of such discussion has not been known because of the communist dictatorship considered as dangerous for the “new man”, I will emphasized the influence of the American democracy, through the work of Tocqueville regarding the American Revolution, that we find in the intellectual discussion before the Second World War. By this way we can understand the present and what are the main problems that Albanian democracy is facing during this period after the collapse of communism, because the democracy is not simply a question of method but, first of all, a question of culture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 15:10
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 15:10

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