Economic or political profitability from foreign support and international meetings

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Political and economic analysis is introduced in the treatment of a special subject in the discussions of political economy related to the tangible effect that an active foreign policy should produce or not.

In summary, in the second part this analysis shows how external sponsorship can shape a number of “authoritarian practices” at the domestic level, including the restriction of economic freedom, electoral fraud and patronage of public administration and the state economy.

Our approach discusses the causal mechanisms through which international sponsorship can shape authoritarian practices, including informational effects resulting from international signaling and signals, as well as material effects resulting from direct intervention.


This analysis suggests that due to the fact that Balkan political systems are hybrids, or heterogeneous political and economic groupings, they appear to be different only before political elections by adopting different foreign economic policies than their democratic counterparts, which have hindered or they did not want to include with a clear will of rejection.

In an accounting interpretation approach, all this should be measured as a benefit from “good name”, which in our analysis is presented as an effect from foreign financing in budget projects.

The statistical results related to the trend of foreign investments and financing as well as the taking of debt to fulfill political egos and the use of any foreign support to monopolize power are consistent with a part of the Albanian economic reality.

These findings we have presented show that the ways in which democracies engage with the global economy are less unique than many believe.