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State-building challenges in a post-revolution Libya [electronic resource] /
Mohammed El-Katiri.
imprint
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]
description
1 online resource (xii, 52 p.)
ISBN
1584875518, 9781584875512
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]
isbn
1584875518
9781584875512
contents note
Introduction -- The seeds of Libya's February 17, 2011 revolution. Limited political openings -- Economic factors -- Tribes and politics during and after Qadhafi's rule -- Challenges for the new Libya. Security challenges -- The challenge of armed militias -- Political transition : avoiding the "rotten door" -- Building legitimate institutions -- The democratic culture deficit -- The tribal dilemma : inclusion or exclusion? -- Handling ideological and political differences -- Truth recovery and reconciliation -- Economic reconstruction imperatives -- Looking ahead : the international community and Libya -- Conclusion.
general note
"External Research Associates Program monograph."
"October 2012."
abstract
Following the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi, Libya's National Transitional Council inherited a difficult and volatile domestic situation. The new leadership faces serious challenges in all areas of statehood. Libya's key geostrategic position, and role in hydrocarbon production and exportation, means that the internal developments in Libya are crucial not only to the Libyan people, but also to neighboring countries both in North Africa and across the Mediterranean in southern Europe. Therefore, mitigation or prevention of conditions that could lead to Libya becoming a failing or failed state is of vital importance. A review of the major challenges to the new Libyan regime, including the continuing role of tribalism and the difficulty posed by the new government's lack of monopoly on ensuring security in Tripoli and beyond are discussed. Special attention is given to the key issues of concern that foreign partners should have when engaging with the new Libyan leadership; and a number of policy recommendations are made as well. Libya's immediate future is of critical importance, and will determine whether the country faces state consolidation or state failure.
catalogue key
9349580
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 42-52).
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Following the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi, Libya¿s National Transitional Council inherited a difficult and volatile domestic situation. The new leadership faces serious challenges in all areas of statehood. Libya¿s key geostrategic position, and role in hydrocarbon production and exportation, means that the internal developments there are crucial not only to the Libyan people, but also to neighboring countries both in North Africa and across the Mediterranean in southern Europe. Therefore, mitigation or prevention of conditions that could lead to Libya becoming a failing or failed state is of vital importance. A review of the major challenges to the new Libyan regime, including the continuing role of tribalism and the difficulty posed by the new government¿s lack of monopoly on ensuring security in Tripoli and beyond are discussed. Key issues of concern to foreign partners when engaging with the new Libyan leadership are highlighted, and a number of policy recommendations are made. Libya¿s immediate future is of critical importance, and will determine whether the country faces state consolidation or state failure.

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