Citizen Participation in Decision Making Process in Albania: The Case of Local Government

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Ali Zaimi


This paper focuses on the participation of citizens in decision making process in Albania. It analyses the regulator legal framework and attitudes of citizens participation in the decision-making process and assess citizens participation in the decision-making process.The original contribution of this research is the empirical analysis of citizens participation in Albania obtained during the summer 2018 and fall 2019. The paper concludes that while the legal framework is in line with international and European standards, empirical data shows a low level of citizens involvement in the decision-making process.

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