Law and Corruption in Albania and in the South-Eastern European Countries: A Comparative Analysis


  • Rezarta Tahiraj University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” Elbasan - Albania


The corruption is a phenomenon highly detrimental to the stability of democratic institutions because it undermines considerably the climate of business discouraging private investment and hampering economic growth. Whereby, the Stabilization process in SEE goes in hand with fight against the corruption; accordingly, none of the country of the SEE can afford the social, political and economic costs that entail the bribery and corruption. As such, the fight or control against the corruption has moved to the top of regional political agenda ranking prominently among technical assistance activities at the international level as appears to be the Stability Pact Anti-Corruption Initiative adopted for the countries of the SEE. In relation to the case of Albania, the control of corruption appears to be still highly problematic due to fact that comprises a wide range of human activities which are criminalized. Instead of asking what is wrong in law which has traditionally been the focus of analysis, the proposed paper has as target to identify the reasons for which the law tries to change the behaviour of private and public persons which fail to act as expected. and the implementation of the Stability Pact Anti-Corruption Initiative in comparison with others countries of SEE as Macedonia and Croatia; an analysis which the target is to evidence if the legal and institutional framework of Albania and others countries of SEE is mostly in line with the European standards and practice.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n7p136


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Law and Corruption in Albania and in the South-Eastern European Countries: A Comparative Analysis. (2014). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(7), 136.