Working Papers

Albanian immigrants in Athens: Power Relations and Health

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015

Albanian immigrants in Athens: Power Relations and Health
Anna Mousouli

The author examines how power relations affect and shape the position, discourses, and practices of Albanian immigrants in their contact with Greek society and especially the health care system. The author studies the representations of social reality and experiences of the Albanian immigrants in Greece examining the Greek migratory policies, relationships in the labour market, and practices of social exclusion, police violence, etc. The paper emphasizes how social position and power relations determine their status in the health care system, their perception of health and the relationship between the Greek doctor and Albanian immigrant patient. These issues are illustrated through ethnographic data, gathered during fieldwork among Albanian immigrants in Athens.

The Majority that Defeats Us

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015

The Majority that Defeats Us
Henri Çili, Working Paper

The working paper presents a critique of the “single-member district-plurality” electoral system (referred in this paper as the majoritarian electoral system), and argues for the necessity of the proportional system considering the Albanian context and the experiences of the last decade. 

Macedonia and the Albanians: The Confines of Ethnic Politics

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015

Macedonia and the Albanians: The Confines of Ethnic Politics
Aldo Bumçi, Working paper

The security of the Western Balkans depends on the preservation of stability in Macedonia and on the resolution of the Albanian question. The objective of the paper is to shed light on the relation between the Albanian and Macedonian communities in Macedonia and the relations between Albania, Macedonia, and Kosova. 

The Politics of Religion in the Reconstruction of Identities: The Albanian Situation

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015

The Politics of Religion in the Reconstruction of Identities: The Albanian Situation
 Albert Doja, Working paper

We should understand the successive processes of conversion and re-conversion among the Albanians and other Southeast European populations in terms of the dynamics of objectification and resistance against pressures exerted by authorities holding political and religious power. The approach allows us to place the religious affiliations within the broader context of negotiations and redefinitions of social identities, leading to the transformation of Albanian identity and ethnicity, and the reconstruction of political, social, and national identity.

AIIS Newsletter Issue 2 - December 2014

Author: megi / Date: 22-12-2014

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AIIS Newsletter Issue 1 - October 2014

Author: megi / Date: 01-11-2014
A new chapter for Albania’s Integration in a changing EU: Challenges after the candidate status and enlargement policy under the Italian presidency

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