IR Library

While progress during Albania’s 20 years of transition has advanced many areas of life and to a certain degree established and developed civil society, the academic realm has unfortunately not cherished the same benefits and level of modernization. Among numerous salient problems and constraints, the quality of literature and teaching curricula, especially in the social science fields, has been a particularly problematic issue. The curricula and texts inherited from the communist regime were not only outdated but also very limited and distorted in their coverage and interpretation. On the other hand, the initial attempts to correct the situation matched other levels of development and did not result in the professional and comprehensive translation of contemporary literature in the respective fields. This lack of curricula has been an obstacle to many of the academic institutions and professors who face significant difficulties in attempts to provide even the basic comprehensive textbooks and recommended materials in their course syllabi, which are currently shaped by very narrow choices. The AIIS Library of International Relations and History intents to fill a few of the gaps in Social Science literatures.

Weak States & Security: Rethinking the Balkan Post-Cold War Security Agenda

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

Following the Cold War’s “peaceful” period and the bloody 1990s, the Balkan region today represents a mixture of weak states and international protectorates, positioned equally far from failure as from eventual success. The study is focused on domestic threats to security, concentrating on the Balkans, and in particular it analyses the range of security problems of Albania and Macedonia.

Albania 1943-1945

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

The period from 1943 through 1945 is still a vital part of the twenty-first century cultural and political landscape in Albania. This book analyzes the most important events that have occurred during this period and it is mainly based on two documents:  Final report of the German Wehrmacht in Albania and the report of the special mission of the U.S State Department in Albania on the recommendations related to the recognition of the “Albanian Democratic Government “in 1945. 

Shqipëria dhe shqiptarët në udhën e rimëkëmbjes

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

A collection of 15 essays, articles and speeches that have been published or presented by Mr. Biberaj during his work as journalist and academic. This book offers useful perspectives on the most important historical developments in Albania and Kosovo during the last 30 years. It also gives a sharp analysis of the Albanian issue, both in Albania and Kosovo. There are articles also dedicated to the different phases of post-communist transition in Albania.

Sfidat e mëdha: Shoqëria dhe sistemi politik amerikan

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

The book aims to contribute to one of the least developed realms of political sciences in Albania, that of American studies. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive analysis of American society and political system after the Second World War. The book encompasses aspects of American democracy, institutions, political parties, electoral system, ideology and justice. Ii is addressed to researchers, the general public, teachers and decision makers in Albania.

Shqipëria 1943-1945

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

This book offers an overview of the Albanian society during the Second World War through two Western documents: Final report of special mission at Tirana and Final report of the German Wehrmacht in Albania. The document is divided into three major sections: 1- The organization of the German Administration and its evolution; 2- Political Developments and 3- The duties of the administration.

Shqipëria në tranzicion: Rruga e vështirë drejt demokracisë 1990-2010

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

This book is the result of Elez Biberaj’s several years of research into the domestic and foreign policy of Albania. The author has portrayed the atmosphere of political culture in Albania, especially among political parties from the beginnings of the Albanian democracy in 1990-1992 until 2010. The book illustrates the systematic efforts of the author to resolve the threads of the complex relationship between the Albanian domestic and foreign policy, by giving an accurate overview of the most important political developments in Albania’s post-communist era.

Shqipëri-Austri, Reflektim Historiografik

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

This book is a collection of academic studies on the relations between Albania and Austria throughout history. It begins with the founders of the scientific discipline of Albanian Studies, moving further on to several Austrian diplomats and research-travelers, whose purpose was the full exploration and systematic registration of everyday life, traditions, history, customs and language of Albanians.

Aftësi Juridike

Author: megi / Date: 01-02-2016

Legal Skills encompasses all the academic and practical legal skills essential to the law student in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for first year law students and is also a valuable resource for those studying law at any level. Clearly structured in three parts, the book covers the full range of legal skills you will need to succeed from the beginning of your law degree, through your exams and assessments and into your future career.

Teoria e politikës ndërkombëtare

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

Theory of International Politics is a 1979 international relations theory by Kenneth Waltz that offers a new theory, the neorealist theory of international relations. Taking into account the influence of neoclassical economic theory, Waltz argued that the fundamental "ordering principle" of the international political system is anarchy, which is defined by the presence of "functionally undifferentiated" individual state actors lacking "relations of super- and subordination" that are distinguished only by their varying capabilities.

Politikat krahasuese

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World combines theoretical and comparative introductions to each of the three major political worlds— Western democracies, modern autocracies, and less developed systems— with descriptions of structures, processes, events, and trends in a diverse array of nations. Industrial Democracies: Ideals and Reality. Government and Politics in Great Britain. Government and Politics in France: The End of French Exceptionalism. Germany: Emerging Superpower with a Troubled Past. Transition to Democracy.

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