Theoretical considerations of post communist political elite; on focus Albania

Authors

  • Merlinda Andoni Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science, Univeristy of Tirana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v3i1.p182-189

Keywords:

political elite, post communism, reproduction, circulation, political capital

Abstract

This article provides literature and empirical studies review on post-communist political elite. The most debatable question is if old nomeklatura has reproduced itself and is transformed in new elite, or circulation of new blood occurs. Although post communist political elite typology is different among post communist countries, some common theoretical considerations for analyzing it are noticed. This article aims to point out that legacy of the past and accumulation of political capital coupled with the political economic marketization of post communist political elite and civil society and intelligentsia are beneficiary for a thorough understanding of the topic

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Published

2015-04-30