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The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath

Peter Cole and Brian McQuinn


This book offers a novel, incisive and wide-ranging account of Libya's “17 February Revolution” by tracing how critical towns, communities and political groups helped to shape its course. Each community, whether geographical (e.g. Misrata, Zintan), tribal/communal (e.g. Beni Walid) or political (e.g. the Muslim Brotherhood) took its own path into the uprisings and subsequent conflict of 2011, according to their own histories and relationship to Muammar Qadhafi's regime. The story of each group is told, based on reportage and expert analysis, from the outbreak of protests in Benghazi in Februar ... More

Keywords: Libya, Arab Spring, NATO, civil war, revolution, statebuilding, post-conflict transition, international relations, oil

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Cole, editor

Brian McQuinn, editor
University of Oxford

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Peter Cole and Brian McQuinn

Part 1 The Revolution and its Governance

3 The Fall of Tripoli

Peter Cole with Umar Khan

4 The Fall of Tripoli

Peter Cole with Umar Khan

5 NATO’s Intervention

Frederic Wehrey

Part 2 Sub-National Identities and Narratives

8 Finding Their Place

Mary Fitzgerald

9 Barqa Reborn?

Sean Kane1

10 History’s Warriors

Brian McQuinn

11 Factionalism Resurgent

Wolfram Lacher and Ahmed Labnouj1

12 Bani Walid

Peter Cole

13 Libya’s Tebu

Rebecca Murray

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