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The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future: And the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future Jason Pack

The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future: And the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future

Jason Pack

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ISBN : 9781137308085
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276 pages
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In 2011, spontaneous popular uprisings overthrew Muammar Qadhafi - one of the worlds most infamous tyrants. Paradoxically, it was Qadhafis own efforts to reform Libyas economy and rebuild the countrys international relationships since 2003 thatMoreIn 2011, spontaneous popular uprisings overthrew Muammar Qadhafi - one of the worlds most infamous tyrants. Paradoxically, it was Qadhafis own efforts to reform Libyas economy and rebuild the countrys international relationships since 2003 that set the stage for Qadhafis downfall. Despite the enabling effects of twenty-first century communications technology and the aid of NATO jets, the 2011 Libyan uprisings were organized largely along traditional regional, local, and tribal cleavages. The future of post-Qadhafi Libya will be determined by a struggle between center and periphery. This contest has deep resonances in Libyan history. A work of contemporary political history, this volume analyzes the 2011 Libyan uprisings thematically - focusing on the roles of economics, outside actors, tribes, ethnic minorities, and Islamists. This volumes contributors include the British Ambassador to Libya during the uprisings, the President of the American University of Cairo, a former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and the worlds leading academic and security specialists in Libyan affairs.