Libya Country Report – Outline

Libya will probably prove the most challenging country in transition in the Arab revolutions. Below is a proposed outline of Libya’s country report:

I. Brief history of the country and foreign intervention

II. Demographics

III. Political economy

a) national oil politics

b) the role of oil in the Arab Spring

IV. The role of the armed rebel forces

 a) NATO intervention

V. The country’s tribal and regional divisions

a)how the monarchy based its political legitimacy on tribal connections

b) how Qaddafi nurtured tribal divisions to his advantage in order to retain power

c) how the identification of tribal and family units function as important social network

d) how these divisions will either hamper or help advance the new Libya

VI. The role of Islam in Libya’s new society 

VII. Libya’s political relation to Algeria, Tunisia and the region.



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