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Author Genugten, Saskia Van, author
Title Libya in Western foreign policies, 1911-2011 / by Saskia Van Genugten
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (vii, 187 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Security, conflict and cooperation in the contemporary world
Security, conflict and cooperation in the contemporary world
Note Libya has a short, volatile history. Foreigners played a significant role in shaping Libya's institutions and policies, and this book explores longer term trends in the relations between Libya and the West, placing current developments in their historical context. Throughout history, the globe's most powerful actors have regarded Libya as an outlier state of little significance. Libya belonged neither here nor there and never fell under the full protection of any significant global or regional powerhouse. Libya's weak national identity, its weak institutions and its peripheral position have made it vulnerable to external influences and interventions. As a result, Libya repeatedly falls prey to foreign powers wanting to flex their muscles. As this book narrates, this was the case in 1911, in 2011 and several times in between
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Libya -- Foreign relations -- Western countries -- History -- 20th century
Western countries -- Foreign relations -- Libya -- History -- 20th century
Libya -- Politics and government -- 20th century
History
History of North Africa
Modern History
History of Military
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