Evolving or Revolving: Institutional reforms and democratic legitimacy in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro

The European Union accession is generally believed to be closely related to democratization, especially in the Western Balkans, where the EU has been one of the main driving forces of democratization in the region.

This research paper aims to offer a comprehensive policy review of the already established reforms and examine the extent of the intended democratic transformation of the said reforms in Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania. The main goal of this publication is to provide solutions for two key issues: (a) how to combat the shortcoming of reforms and identify potential threats to democracy, and (b) recommend policy solutions at the sectoral level that help boost the reform implementation process.

This paper is a result of the project “Evolving or revolving: Institutional reforms and democratic legitimacy in Kosovo, Albania, and Montenegro” which is supported by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), Democracy for Development Institute (D4D), European Movement Albania (EMA) and Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI).

Evolving or Revolving: Institutional reforms and democratic legitimacy in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro