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Albania towards a sustainable regional development

  • As Albania is accelerating its preparations towards the European Union candidate status, numerous areas of public policy and practices undergo intensive development processes. Regional development policy is a very new area of public policy in Albania, and needs research and development. This study focuses on the process of sustainable development in Albania, by analyzing and comparing the regional development of regions of Tirana, Shkodra and Kukes. The methodology used consists of a literature/desk review; analytical and comparative approach; qualitative interviews; quantitative data collection; analysis. The research is organized in five chapters. First chapter provides an overview of the study framework. The second outlines the theory and scientific framework for sustainable and regional development in relation with geography. The third chapter presents the picture of the regional development in Albania, analyzing the disparities and regional development in the light of EU requirements and NUTS division. Chapter 4 continues byAs Albania is accelerating its preparations towards the European Union candidate status, numerous areas of public policy and practices undergo intensive development processes. Regional development policy is a very new area of public policy in Albania, and needs research and development. This study focuses on the process of sustainable development in Albania, by analyzing and comparing the regional development of regions of Tirana, Shkodra and Kukes. The methodology used consists of a literature/desk review; analytical and comparative approach; qualitative interviews; quantitative data collection; analysis. The research is organized in five chapters. First chapter provides an overview of the study framework. The second outlines the theory and scientific framework for sustainable and regional development in relation with geography. The third chapter presents the picture of the regional development in Albania, analyzing the disparities and regional development in the light of EU requirements and NUTS division. Chapter 4 continues by analyzing and comparing the regional development of the regions: Tirana – driver for change, Shkodra – the North in Development and Kukes – the “shrinking” region. Chapter 5 presents the conclusions and recommendations. This research comes to the conclusions that if growth in Albania is to be increased and sustained, a regional development policy needs to be established.show moreshow less

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Author:Nevila Xhindi
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-62691
ISBN:978-3-86956-223-0
ISSN:0934-716X (print)
ISSN:1868-2499 (online)
Parent Title (German):Praxis Kultur- und Sozialgeographie | PKS
Subtitle (English):the cases of Tirana, Shkodra and Kukes region
Series (Serial Number):Praxis Kultur- und Sozialgeographie | PKS (56)
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Monograph/Edited Volume
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2013
Year of Completion:2013
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Publishing Institution:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Release Date:2013/11/18
Tag:Albania; planning; policy; regional development; sustainable development
Issue:56
RVK - Regensburg Classification:AP 50918
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Geographie
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 910 Geografie, Reisen
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Praxis Kultur- und Sozialgeographie: PKS, ISSN 1868-2499
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
In Printform erschienen im Universitätsverlag Potsdam:

Xhindi, Nevila:
Albania towards a sustainable regional development : the cases of Tirana, Shkodra and Kukes region / Nevila Xhindi. – Potsdam : Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2013. – XXIII, 207 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.(Praxis Kultur- und Sozialgeographie ; 56)
Zugl.: Potsdam, Univ., Diss., 2011
ISSN (print) 0934-716X
ISSN (online) 1868-2499
ISBN 978-3-86956-223-0
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