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Continuity and Change, 2nd Edition

By Ronald Bruce St John, Ronald Bruce St John


216 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Retaining the conceptual framework of the first edition through emphasis on the dual themes of continuity and change, the second edition of Libya is revised and updated to include discussion of key developments since 2010, including:

  • The February 17 Revolution and the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi.
  • The political process which evolved in the course of the February 17 Revolution and led to General National Congress elections in July 2012, Constitutional Assembly elections in February 2014, and House of Representative elections in June 2014.
  • Post-Qaddafi economic policy from the National Transitional Council through successive interim transitional governments.
  • Post-Qaddafi foreign policy.
  • The on-going process of drafting a new constitution which will be followed by the election of a Parliament and a President.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the Libyan uprising, seen to be the exception to the Arab Spring, and highlighting the issues facing contemporary Libya, this book is an important text for students and scholars of History, North Africa and the Middle East as well as the non-specialist with an interest in current affairs.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 State Formation 3 Politics 4 Economics 5 International Relations 6 Conclusions

About the Authors

Ronald Bruce St John is an independent scholar and consultant (Alhurra TV, Al Jazeera International, Associated Press, BBC World Service, CNN News, Department of State, National Intelligence Council, National Geographic Magazine, NBC News, New York Times, Washington Post, and a number of Fortune 500 companies). He served on the Atlantic Council Working Group on Libya and the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Libyan Studies and has published more than 350 books, articles, and reviews on Andean America, North Africa and the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

About the Series

The Contemporary Middle East

The Contemporary Middle East Series provides the first systematic attempt at studying the key actors of the dynamic, complex and strategically important MENA region, employing an innovative common format which in each case study provides an easily-digestible analysis of the origins of the state, its contemporary politics, economics and international relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies