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The Resource Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi, Alison Pargeter

Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi, Alison Pargeter

Label
Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi
Title
Libya
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Qaddafi
Statement of responsibility
Alison Pargeter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of Libya over the last half-century is about as extraordinary as it gets. Following a coup by the 27-year-old Muammar Qaddafi and his fellow junior officers in 1969, what had been a failing monarchical state was transformed into the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah. For many years Qaddafi pursued an independent and capricious political course, alienating fellow Arab regimes and Western governments alike by ill-judged interventions and sponsoring terrorist acts, while Libyans suffered from his bizarre political and economic policies, as well as high levels of corruption and repression. After Libya's rehabilitation into the international community in 2003, when the increasingly eccentric Qaddafi announced that he was abandoning the country's weapons of mass destruction programmes, the quixotic Colonel focused his attentions on cultivating friendly relations with Europe and the US, while oil companies rushed back into the country. It seemed as though Qaddafi had bought himself a new lease of life. But everything changed in spring 2011, when the Arab revolts swept across the region. A series of peaceful protests in Libya were put down with brutal force; before long rebellion had swept across eastern Libya, and from the moment NATO forces entered the fray on the side of the rebels Qaddafi's days were numbered. In this riveting and deeply researched account, Alison Pargeter asks how Qaddafi managed to remain in power so long, and why his luck finally ran out. Just as importantly, she analyses the legacy he has left for his successors: what are their chances of turning a country riven with misgovernment and division into a functioning state?"--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pargeter, Alison
Dewey number
961.204/2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DT236.Q26
LC item number
P27 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Presidents
  • Dictators
  • Libya
  • Political culture
  • Political persecution
  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Qad{u0331}d{u0331}āfī, Mu{u02BF}ammar al-
  • Gaddafi, Muammar al-
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Dictators
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political and social views
  • Political culture
  • Political persecution
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Libya
  • Politik
  • Umsturz
  • Libyen
  • Libyen
Label
Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi, Alison Pargeter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land of the Conquered -- Ripe for Revolution -- The Rise of the Jamahiriyah -- Jamahiriyah in Practice : A Revolutionary Decade -- Foreign Adventurism -- Jamahiriyah in Crisis -- The Chimera of Reform -- A New Dawn
Control code
801410557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300184891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.12987/9780300184891
  • YBP8872197
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 368118
  • 22573/ctt114sns
  • 3c215f58-9480-4339-ac86-e087371aefcc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801410557
Label
Libya : the rise and fall of Qaddafi, Alison Pargeter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land of the Conquered -- Ripe for Revolution -- The Rise of the Jamahiriyah -- Jamahiriyah in Practice : A Revolutionary Decade -- Foreign Adventurism -- Jamahiriyah in Crisis -- The Chimera of Reform -- A New Dawn
Control code
801410557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300184891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.12987/9780300184891
  • YBP8872197
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 368118
  • 22573/ctt114sns
  • 3c215f58-9480-4339-ac86-e087371aefcc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801410557

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