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The Libyan Paradox


The militant attitude of the United States after 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 inspired the leadership of Libya to change its confrontational attitude towards America and Europe. The regime abandoned its development of nuclear weapons and opened its economy to the West. Nevertheless, Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of the Libyan Revolution, has found ways to consolidate his hold on the country. In this controversial book, Luis Martinez suggests that the future of Libya now lies in becoming, paradoxically, what he terms an "authoritarian liberal state."


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hal-03398459 , version 1 (22-10-2021)



Luis Martinez. The Libyan Paradox. Hurst Publishers, pp.192, 2007, Comparative Politics and International Studies Series, 9781850658351. ⟨hal-03398459⟩
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