The Political Economy Of The Libyan Revolution And The 'magaanimity' Of fhe Western powers

Nwozor, Agaptus (2012) The Political Economy Of The Libyan Revolution And The 'magaanimity' Of fhe Western powers. Nnamdi Azikiwe Journal of Political Science, 3 (1). pp. 149-166.

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t "','lfi,,, upheavat which started in rle (idlte !:::::!.:y:::.:::ii:! ,*:,!:;t!r!{:::' ..::t.ies of Egypt, runirio ona ribya unleashed earth-shaking changes that uprooted the spectre - -;:tiocracy, prrudo-*on*)lni* oia political absolutism that characterised these countries' One :i:ecting threa; in tlteir experiences was the itor,l-'it'uit'd political system' which threw up the :: ..:table personalizati"r, 'ri in, state. The. Libyan revofution o,rig,inated from the seeming .:.-,ossibility of changi rn-tne poltry ,ryay, ii'i'dt'ing economicfortunes of the proverbial ; -.tiiron man. Colona iuo**u Gaddafi's rrp,utotionior intolerance' the vehemence in his call . . gayernftrcnt opparoirrr'of ir* to quitl tt 'irrrol,tt oi ony cost and his characterization of the .,.e/s as ,,rats,,afid,,rork ioihrr,'thit must be crrrhedittroctrd international attention and --,st,ided the western ;owers the needed r"ruy to borak him; a task that had haunted themfor ;cades. The active involuement of the North Aitantic Treaty organization NAT)) in the Libyan .:yolution on the grounds of humanitarion-ron'ideratiins ios pitoy' which masked its real ..,itefitions. This paper examinu the undertyi"s i"tt' and pu.ll { the Libyan reuolution' the :iening magnanimity of NATO and qss.ciatrdTnititutions ind argues that not only was NATO's ,ial intention rn, aoo,iinn oi coaao7 and the threats he personified' 'but also the procurement -' trnfemred accessto LibYa's oil'

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 08:38

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