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By Dirk Vandewalle

ISBN-10: 1107019397

ISBN-13: 9781107019393

Dirk Vandewalle is certainly one of just a handful of students to have often visited Libya over the past 4 a long time. right here he tracks Libya's tale from the 1900s to the Italian profession within the early 20th century, during 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, providing insights into the fellow and his ideology as mirrored in his eco-friendly booklet. This up to date variation comprises insurance of the interval 2003-2011, as Libya ultimately got here in from the chilly after years of political and monetary isolation. The contract to renounce a guns of mass destruction application lead the way for more desirable kin with the West. via this time, notwithstanding, Qadhafi had misplaced aid at domestic and, regardless of makes an attempt to liberalize the financial system, genuine structural reform proved very unlikely. This, coupled with tribal rivalries, local department and a basic loss of cohesion, cleared the path for revolution and civil war.

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