The Resource Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization? : civil society promotion in post-communist Albania, Luisa Chiodi

Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization? : civil society promotion in post-communist Albania, Luisa Chiodi

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Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization? : civil society promotion in post-communist Albania
Title
Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization?
Title remainder
civil society promotion in post-communist Albania
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Luisa Chiodi
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Language
eng
Summary
The thesis discusses whether the western aid policy of Civil Society Promotion (CSP) in postcommunist Albania constituted a policy of colonization with its direct penetration of the local public sphere or one of emancipation that pluralized the local and the international public spheres and created opportunities of transnational redistribution. It confronts the academic analysis of CSP with the debates emerged in the Albanian public sphere and looks at the reasons why the three different strands of denunciation of CSP as colonization identified (the problem of control, that of the technocracy and finally at the heuristic value of western categories) do not reflect the reception of the policy in the Albanian public sphere. The dissertation reconstructs the different phases of CSP's policy making in Albania and discusses why, after the initial welcoming of the policy, its outcomes in terms of growth of local NGOs have been widely considered unsatisfactory. What emerged from my inquiry was that the main criticism towards CSP that was raised in the Albanian public sphere was that its real beneficiaries turned out to be local NGO representatives themselves while society at large did not really benefit from the foreign support in the field due to its standardized way of dealing with the recipient's context. The thesis discusses the reformulation of the western policy making by local NGOs in connection to the post-communist troubled transformation. It confronts the different critiques to CSP with the efforts done by Albanian NGO to emerge and be recognized as civil society experts, civic innovators, and cultural mediators. The work concludes that CSP faces a circular problem: it requires a functioning local public sphere to be critically appropriated by the recipient public sphere but when it is mostly needed it is unlikely to work
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Chiodi, Luisa
Date time place
Defence date: 3 April 2007
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2007.
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illustrations
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Civil society
  • Post-communism
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Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization? : civil society promotion in post-communist Albania, Luisa Chiodi
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/7036
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Publication
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Examining board: Prof. Donatella della Porta, EUI/Supervisor ; Prof. Philippe Schmitter, EUI ; Prof. Stefano Bianchini, Università di Bologna ; Prof. Helena Flam, Universität Leipzig
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-263)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb13477468
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
267 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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System control number
(OCoLC)1038766652
Label
Transnational policies of emancipation or colonization? : civil society promotion in post-communist Albania, Luisa Chiodi
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/7036
Publication
Note
Examining board: Prof. Donatella della Porta, EUI/Supervisor ; Prof. Philippe Schmitter, EUI ; Prof. Stefano Bianchini, Università di Bologna ; Prof. Helena Flam, Universität Leipzig
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-263)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb13477468
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1038766652

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