LIBYA ON ITS WAY FROM JAMAHIRIYA TO DEMOCRACY
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LIBYA ON ITS WAY FROM JAMAHIRIYA TO DEMOCRACY
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S0321-50750000617-4-1
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24-29
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The article considers three main obstacles impeding the process of democratic transformation in present-day Libya, i.e., overwhelming lack of security, slow-paced process of working out and passing of the new Constitution, and separatist tendencies.Further on, there is a short analysis of historically-based trends defining the type of Libyan state between 1969 and2011 (Jamahiriya) and from 2011 till the early 2014 (post- Arab Spring).Relevant factual data are employed to highlight the immediate connection between the issues mentioned and their direct impact, and consequences for the life of the new Libyan society. Moreover, the writer emphasizes representative social peculiarities of the country, such as the multi-national make-up of its population. There is also a review of the official international community’s position on current events in Libya, quoted by the November 2013 Joint Statement by the governments of France, Italy, UK and US, and the World Report 2014 by Human Rights Watch.
Keywords
Libya, democratic process, transitional period, “state of the masses”, Pan-Arabism
Date of publication
01.06.2014
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