History of Modern Libya

ISBN-10: 1107615747

ISBN-13: 9781107615748

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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Offering a lucid account of Libya's past, and correcting some of the misunderstandings about the country, this title discusses the 1900s, through the Italian occupation, the Sanusi monarchy and Qadhafi's self-styled revolution.
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List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Diederik Vandewalleis Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chronology, ipoo-2011
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Libya, the enigmatic oil state
"A tract which is wholly sand …"Herodotus
Libya's geography
The Ottoman period and the Sanusiyya
European intrusions and the Young Turk revolt
The Ottoman legacy
Italy's Fourth Shore and decolonization, 1911-1950
The Italian occupation, 1911-192.3
Fascism and the Italian settler colony
World War II, Italy's defeat, and the Great Power deliberations
Legacies at the eve of independence
The Sanusi monarchy as accidental state, 1951-1969
Politics of avoidance: the reluctant monarchy
The development challenges of the first decade
The Libyan oil industry
The unification of the kingdom
The social impact of oil and the early seeds of revolution
The monarchy in perspective
A Libyan sandstorm: from monarchy to republic, 19 69-1973
Libya's young revolutionaries
Popular revolution, participation, and legitimacy
Charisma and rhetoric as mobilizational tools
Oil and economic management
The revolution on the eve of the 1973 oil crisis
The Green Book's stateless society, 1973-1986
Revolutionaries, technocrats, and "The Green Book" as political primer
"The Green Book's" economic and social directives
Oil and development
The revolutionary society
Symbols, myths, Islam, and opposition
Terrorism, adventurism, and confrontation with the West
The revolutionary decade revisited
The limits of the revolution, 1986-2000
Curtailing revolutionary energy
"The Great Green Charter of Human Rights"
Protecting the regime: formal and informal means of power and control
The economic sanctions and their impact
Economic sanctions and oil policies
Attempts at economic reform
The lessons of failed reforms
Confrontation, terrorism, and sanctions
The revolution curtailed
Reconciliation, civil war, and fin de r�gime, 2003-2011
The road to disarmament
Pragmatism, economic reform, and political reality
From Arab socialism to pan-African unity
The delusions of Qadhafi and of the West
The uprising in Cyrenaica and the civil war
Epilogue: Whither Libya?
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