Gender, ethnicity, and landed property in Albania
University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.
Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MetadataShow full item record
Methods used to privatize state property attest to Albania's commitment to a democratic and egalitarian society: farmland was distributed to the households working on the ex-collectives and state farms, and housing was sold at a nominal price to the families occupying it. There are social issues, however, that influence not only the potential role of property ownership in the development of a democratic society, but also the true workability of some persons' political and economic opportunities. This paper examines two of these social issues: gender and ethnicity. Assuming that property ownership is a necessary condition for establishing a democratic market economy, the potential denial to exercise those rights for a significant proportion of the population on the basis of gender or ethnicity could undermine Albania's attempts to establish a democratic society and dynamic market economy based on equal opportunity.
Right of property Social aspects Albania
Customary law Albania
Land tenure Social aspects Albania
Women Legal status, laws, etc. Albania
Ethnic groups Albania
Women farmers Albania
Albania Social conditions
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Jazoj, Ahmet; Stanfield, David; Barry, Teresa; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Land Tenure Center.; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project). Project Management Unit. (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997)The transition in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States from command to market-oriented economies requires new land market institutions and policies. Once privatization of land has moved far enough to ...
Stanfield, David; Childress, Malcolm; Dervishi, Artan (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)This paper uses information from three empirical studies to describe, after seven years of privatization and real estate market transactions, how the physical space of the city of Tirana is presently organized, and how ...
Lusho, Sherif; Papa, Dhimitër; Albania. Immovable Property Registration and Market Action Plan (Project) (Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998)The 1945 agrarian reform in Albania changed the distribution of landownership. The land of the largest landlords was distributed to 70,000 families who either did not own any land or owned very little. Since this agrarian ...