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International Aid, Administrative Reform and the Politics of EU Accession

The Case of Albania

Authors: Karini, Artan

  • Explores the influence of international aid on administrative reform in new democracies
  • Disputes the results-based narrative common amongst aid organisations and political donors
  • Locates research into aid and capacity building within the context of EU accession
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This book provides a detailed analysis of the dimensions and dynamics of the role of international aid in the reform and capacity development of public service in post-communist Albania. It challenges the technocratic, results-based management frameworks used by aid organizations and reports of official donors operating in the country context, and offers a qualitative and critical assessment of the role of aid in administrative reform and capacity building. Secondly, the book highlights the specificity of the national politico-administrative context and its ability to modify the process of policy transfer from aid organizations to the Albanian bureaucracy. In doing so, it illustrates the domestic challenges in the transfer process towards policy learning and makes a valuable contribution to the debate over the (voluntary vs. coercive) administrative reform in Southeast Europe in relation to the politics of EU accession.

About the authors

Artan Karini is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Adjunct Research Professor at EURUS (European, Russian and Eurasian Studies), Carleton University, Canada.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Scope, Design and Framework

    Pages 1-32

    Karini, Artan

  • Albania: A Pre- and Post-1990 Snapshot

    Pages 33-52

    Karini, Artan

  • Aid-Supported Policies and Programmes

    Pages 53-87

    Karini, Artan

  • A Paris Declaration ‘Success Story’?

    Pages 89-112

    Karini, Artan

  • Lessons Learned from the Case Study of Administrative Capacity in Albania Voluntary or Coercive Transfer?

    Pages 113-128

    Karini, Artan

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Aid, Administrative Reform and the Politics of EU Accession
Book Subtitle
The Case of Albania
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97834-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97834-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97833-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 161
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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