Needs Analysis Regarding Residents of Environmentally Affected Areas. Patos - Marinza Case


  • Marilda Jance Lecturer, University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”


Societies are faced with the problems which are of many and various, but now days there are increasing evidences on the
close links that exist between environmental problems and social injustice. Various studies tent to place their focus on solving
environmental problems through integrated and multi-dimensional social policies. Often the treatment of isolated environmental
policies may slow down the progress towards achieving social wellbeing or vice versa. Social and environmental issues can
proportionally often be in conflict to each other, but with an integrated package of policies it would be a proper way for avoiding
or resolving these conflicts. This study tents to see social injustice issues through environmental lens and vice versa by
analyzing environmental issues more clearly in terms of social justice. New effective ways for dealing with each should be
developed rather than each issue is tackled separately. This study is focused on the Marinze (Patos-Fier) area as such as that
in recent years is facing many environmental and social issues and tends to emphasize the needs of the residents referred to
these problems. The data collected through the survey (including open and closed questions), clearly demonstrate the effects
on health and livelihoods of the inhabitants facing air pollution, mainly to residents living near sources of pollution. This paper
emphasizes the importance that the inclusion of environmental policies in other social policies in order to ensure and enhance
the welfare of individuals and the importance that local institutions should play to ensure and protect the health of residents
who need supportive services.


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Jance, M. . (2013). Needs Analysis Regarding Residents of Environmentally Affected Areas. Patos - Marinza Case. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 285. Retrieved from