Libya after Gadhafi

Survival (Impact Factor: 0.61). 06/2011; 53(3):61-74. DOI: 10.1080/00396338.2011.586190


Fears that Libya will become the next Somalia are probably over-blown, but any democratic transition is likely to be protracted and fragile.

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