Metropolitan Governance in Albania. The Case for Tirana DRITAN SHUTINA
Author: PhD Researcher Dritan Shutina
Polis University, Tirana Albania
There is currently an established understanding on the difference between government– as political system, with its set of institutions that regulate and exercise power, and
governance – as the effective way through which institutions allow for mechanisms and processes to be used by citizens and interest groups, in taking up their responsibilities,
engaging in order to mediate conflicting interests and determining the outcome1. From this perspective, political and administrative decentralization, territorial organization and planning reforms undertaken after the fall of the communist regime in Albania have reformed local government. Yet, they have not improved the governance system.
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