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Libya since Independence: Oil and State-building

Libya since Independence Oil and State building Although Libya and its current leader have been the subject of numerous accounts few have considered how the country s tumultuous history its institutional development and its emergence as an oil e

  • Title: Libya since Independence: Oil and State-building
  • Author: Dirk Vandewalle
  • ISBN: 9780801485350
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although Libya and its current leader have been the subject of numerous accounts, few have considered how the country s tumultuous history, its institutional development, and its emergence as an oil economy combined to create a state whose rulers ignored the notion of modern statehood International isolation and a legacy of internal turmoil have destroyed or left undocumeAlthough Libya and its current leader have been the subject of numerous accounts, few have considered how the country s tumultuous history, its institutional development, and its emergence as an oil economy combined to create a state whose rulers ignored the notion of modern statehood International isolation and a legacy of internal turmoil have destroyed or left undocumented much of what researchers might seek to examine Dirk Vandewalle supplies a detailed analysis of Libya s political and economic development since the country s independence in 1951, basing his account on fieldwork in Libya, archival research in Tripoli, and personal interviews with some of the country s top policymakers Vandewalle argues that Libya represents an extreme example of what he calls a distributive state, an oil exporting country where an attempt at state building coincided with large inflows of capital while political and economic institutions were in their infancy Libya s rulers eventually pursued policies that were politically expedient but proved economically ruinous, and disenfranchised local citizens Distributive states, according to Vandewalle, may appear capable of resisting economic and political challenges, but they are ill prepared to implement policies that make the state and its institutions relevant to their citizens Similar developments can be expected whenever local rulers do not have to extract resources from their citizens to fund the building of a modern state.

    Libya U.S Department of State Home Page More information about Libya is available on the Libya Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. Libya History, People, Government Britannica Libya Geographical and historical treatment of Libya, including maps, statistics, and a survey of its people, economy, and government. List of heads of government of Libya This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Libya Libya Country Profile Nations Online Project Libya facts Official web sites of Libya, links and information on Libya s art, culture, geography, history, travel and tourism, cities, the capital city, airlines Kingdoms of North Africa Libya The History Files Libya Libya The section of the North African coast to the west of Egypt has been known as Libya for several millennia Much of its population has Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social Ja Ma Libya Analysis Navigating the history, politics, and business climate of the new Libya Libya Sanctions Wiki September , UNSC Creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya Adopting Resolution The full text of resolution reads as follows Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Ronald Bruce St John on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Combining a historian s balance FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA Zoltn Grossman A CENTURY OF U.S MILITARY INTERVENTIONS By Dr Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S military interventions from to .

    Libya History, People, Government Britannica Libya Geographical and historical treatment of Libya, including maps, statistics, and a survey of its people, economy, and government. List of heads of government of Libya This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Libya Libya Country Profile Nations Online Project Libya facts Official web sites of Libya, links and information on Libya s art, culture, geography, history, travel and tourism, cities, the capital city, airlines, embassies, tourist boards and newspapers. Kingdoms of North Africa Libya The History Files Libya Libya is a mixture of rocky coastline, verdant fields in the near coastal strip, and an increasing expanse of desert to the south but even the desert has played host to civilisation, such as that of the Garamantes see below Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social Ja Ma Libya Analysis Libya war Haftar s high stakes oil gambit In his latest article with Middle East Eye Jason Pack, the founder of Libya Analysis, discusses General Haftar s latest series of move and how they have impacted Libya and the international community. Libya Sanctions Wiki September , UNSC Creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya Adopting Resolution The full text of resolution reads as follows Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Ronald Bruce St John on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Combining a historian s balance with an analyst s insight to skilfully navigate Libya s eventful past and present FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA Zoltn Grossman A CENTURY OF U.S MILITARY INTERVENTIONS By Dr Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S military interventions from to .

    List of heads of government of Libya This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Libya Libya Country Profile Nations Online Project Libya facts Official web sites of Libya, links and information on Libya s art, culture, geography, history, travel and tourism, cities, the capital city, airlines Kingdoms of North Africa Libya The History Files Libya Libya The section of the North African coast to the west of Egypt has been known as Libya for several millennia Much of its population has Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social Ja Ma Libya Analysis Navigating the history, politics, and business climate of the new Libya Libya Sanctions Wiki September , UNSC Creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya Adopting Resolution The full text of resolution reads as follows Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Ronald Bruce St John on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Combining a historian s balance FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA Zoltn Grossman A CENTURY OF U.S MILITARY INTERVENTIONS By Dr Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S military interventions from to .

    Libya Country Profile Nations Online Project Libya facts Official web sites of Libya, links and information on Libya s art, culture, geography, history, travel and tourism, cities, the capital city, airlines Kingdoms of North Africa Libya The History Files Libya Libya The section of the North African coast to the west of Egypt has been known as Libya for several millennia Much of its population has Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women Culture of Libya history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social Ja Ma Libya Analysis Navigating the history, politics, and business climate of the new Libya Libya Sanctions Wiki September , UNSC Creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya Adopting Resolution The full text of resolution reads as follows Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Libya From Colony to Revolution Short Histories Ronald Bruce St John on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Combining a historian s balance FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA Zoltn Grossman A CENTURY OF U.S MILITARY INTERVENTIONS By Dr Zoltan Grossman The following is a partial list of U.S military interventions from to .

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    1. Solid analysis of the development of the Libyan state- much path dependency, distributive state, and ect. as in Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats: Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia, the great white whale of my started-but-not-yet-finished book pile. Writing this weeks after I finished, the main argument I remember is that distributive states have weak bureaucratic and regulatory powers that leave them especially disadvantaged if political and economic change diminishes the utility of largess as [...]

    2. ok, i forgot how lame and obnoxious international economic theorists write. if i read the term "distributive largesse" once more in the book i would have puked. that being said, i did learn some interesting tidbits about my favorite rogue state. "the stateless state" is something that i find fascinating and its implementation (or lack thereof) left me thinking. it also made me wonder about how unique libya's "development" was as a rentier state vis-a-vis others such as kuwait and saudi arabia. t [...]

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