Financing of political parties by private donors: silent alliance? Cover Image

Financimi i partive politike nga donatorët privatë: Aleancë e heshtur?
Financing of political parties by private donors: silent alliance?

Author(s): Erjona Canaj
Subject(s): Politics, Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Shtëpia botuese “UET Press”
Keywords: financing; political parties; private donors; financial resources;

Summary/Abstract: Political funding and, in particular, funding from private donors is still one of the topics less analyzed in the public debate and academic opinion in our country. Political parties needs many financial resources necessary to their operation. Above all, the balance between funders and people’s representatives or deputies of the party is increasingly under pressure due to the addiction that is created between beneficiaries (parties), and rewards required back by the donor (business/private donors). Donations given to help in the realization of the interests of the group that represents the party can create influence and impact in favor of narrow interests of the persons of the voluntary union. In this paper will be analyzed the way political parties are funded in our country and the main problems that accompany this process, the Albanian legislation on political parties and in particular the new law no. 10374 (2011) where has brought several innovations in this area. The legal framework is considered a successful approach but the section on financial and material funds of political parties remains one of its weak links because, despite frequent updates, it has not yet managed or established a deterrent to abuse resources of political parties benefit.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 119-133
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Albanian