An analysis of reconciliatory mediation in Northern Albania: the role of customary mediators
Çelik, Ayşe Betül and Shkreli, Alma (2010) An analysis of reconciliatory mediation in Northern Albania: the role of customary mediators. Europe-Asia Studies, 62 (6). pp. 885-914. ISSN 0966-8136
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2010.489253
Blood feuds are still festering wounds in northern Albanian society. This study will describe the process and the mechanisms utilised by traditional mediators in resolving blood feuds in northern Albania. It will describe the practice of mediation in northern Albania, and will discuss the reasons why people resort to traditional mediators in blood feuds, what their roles are in the process of mediation, forgiveness and achieving peace and what norms or values are used to influence the parties to make peace.
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