Albania: a nation of unique inter-religious tolerance and steadfast aspirations for EU integration

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Show simple item record Melady, Thomas Patrick 2016-04-22T17:05:51Z 2016-04-22T17:05:51Z 2013-01
dc.identifier.issn 2079-3715
dc.description.abstract Religious freedom has been always considered as a strong indicator democracy and institutional set up in a country. Ex- communist countries in their efforts to set up a state of law and foster democracy, particularly, are more sensible toward indicators such as religious freedom, tolerance and diversity considering them strong components of their social tissue necessary to set up a functional democracy. Their past legacy and history, are strong factors influencing their present and future. Analyzing the past, present and future of a country’s religiosity, religious freedom and tolerance, represent a valid contribution not only in terms of social assessment. They also compound a first layer for policies and strategies to create open societies and reinforce the institutional set up and rule of law. Albania, among these countries, represents a very unique case of variation in attitudes and relation toward religion along history. But a strong tolerant component characterizes the overall perception and behavior toward religious diversity. A historic, politic and social analysis of the Albanian case of religious tolerance and co-existence, necessary to understand the real western inspiration of the country and its democracy’s future, is the biggest contribution of this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academicus International Scientific Journal en_US
dc.subject Albania en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject Religious tolerance en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject NATO en_US
dc.subject Albanian Orthodox and Muslim population en_US
dc.subject Communism en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.title Albania: a nation of unique inter-religious tolerance and steadfast aspirations for EU integration en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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