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ContentS Preface by lisa anderson page vii Map of libya xiv introduction 1 From the business of revolution to a revolution in business 1 Libya: a model "conversion" of a rogue state? 4 The price of rehabilitation 8 1. the end of the embargo 13 The dissolution of the government and the establishment The "young revolutionaries" and the voyage to Malta: The Jamahiriya: the reckoning 14 "Halting the wheel that spins in a void" 19 of the Sha'biyat 22 The social consequences of sanctions 24 From Arab unity to racial discrimination 25 Feelings of isolation and frustration 30 The economics of plunder 31 Rai music, sex, money and sport 35 The emergence of new economic resources 37 Conclusion 39 2. 11 September 2001: the "Conversion" of a regime 43 The impact of the ivasion of Iraq: fear of inclusion in the "axis of evil" 45 v The effort to resume normal relations with the United States 48 The end of terrorist ambition 52 Joining the coalition in the "Global War on Terrorism" 56 The appearance of Islamist guerillas 60 The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group 61 The LIGFG's strategic deficit 68 The regime's response to armed revolt: repression, decentralisation and liberalisation 70 Conlusion 80 3. Gaddafi: his power and position 85 The bases of power 88 The maintenance of authority 91 Gaddafi's role: between the revolutionaries and the reformers 104 The United States of Africa 107 Libya and the Euro-Med partnership 111 Conlusion 113 4. is the Jamahiriya reformable? 117 Libya: a Metiterranean Eldorado? 119 Libyan blandishments 120 The curse of oil? 124 Necessary but impossible reforms 130 The foreign policy uses of oil income 133 The return of the American oil companies 134 EPSA IV 136 Strengthening relations with Europe 141 The economic costs of Libya's revolutionary policy 144 The end of the Algerian model of development 147 Conclusion 150 Conclusion: after Gaddafi? 153 Notes 159 Index 179
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Libya -- Politics and government -- 1969-.