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State-building challenges in a post-revolution Libya / Mohammed El-Katiri.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 52 pages)
  • Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]

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General Note:
"External Research Associates Program monograph."
"October 2012."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-52).
Formatted 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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed November 1, 2012).
Subject: Nation-building > Libya.
Democratization > Libya.
Internal security > Libya.
Tribal government > Libya.
Political participation > Libya.
Libya > Politics and government > 21st century.
Libya > History > Civil War, 2011-
Libya > Strategic aspects.

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