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By Dirk Vandewalle

Dirk Vandewalle is one in every of just a handful of students to have often visited Libya during the last 4 a long time. right here he tracks Libya's tale from the 1900s to the Italian profession within the early 20th century, throughout 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, supplying insights into the guy and his ideology as mirrored in his eco-friendly ebook. This up-to-date variation comprises insurance of the interval 2003-2011, as Libya eventually got here in from the chilly after years of political and fiscal isolation. The contract to renounce a guns of mass destruction application prepared the ground for more advantageous family members with the West. by means of this time, even though, Qadhafi had misplaced aid at domestic and, regardless of makes an attempt to liberalize the economic climate, genuine structural reform proved most unlikely. This, coupled with tribal rivalries, nearby department and a basic loss of harmony, prepared the ground for revolution and civil war.

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