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By Dirk Vandewalle

ISBN-10: 1107019397

ISBN-13: 9781107019393

Dirk Vandewalle is one in every of just a handful of students to have usually visited Libya during the last 4 many years. right here he tracks Libya's tale from the 1900s to the Italian profession within the early 20th century, in the course of the Sanusi monarchy and, thereafter, to the revolution of 1969 and the accession of Qadhafi. Chapters examine the economics and politics of Qadhafi's revolution, delivering insights into the guy and his ideology as mirrored in his eco-friendly booklet. This up-to-date version comprises assurance of the interval 2003-2011, as Libya ultimately got here in from the chilly after years of political and financial isolation. The contract to renounce a guns of mass destruction application prepared the ground for more advantageous kin with the West. via this time, although, Qadhafi had misplaced aid at domestic and, regardless of makes an attempt to liberalize the economic climate, actual structural reform proved most unlikely. This, coupled with tribal rivalries, nearby department and a common loss of solidarity, prepared the ground for revolution and civil war.

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