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Libya: The Struggle for Survival

  • Authors
  • Geoff Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Libya in the New World Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 3-88
  3. The History Of Libya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 91-103
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 110-141
    4. Geoff Simons
      Pages 142-181
    5. Geoff Simons
      Pages 182-208
    6. Geoff Simons
      Pages 209-260
  4. Terrorism And The US Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 263-309
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 310-347
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-422

About this book

Introduction

This book charts in detail the West's response, particularly that of the US, to Libya's possible involvement in the bombing of the Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in 1988. It suggests that this response cannot be fully understood without consideration of the United States as sole military superpower in the New World Order. Geoff Simons argues that the US decision to target Libya, and to involve the UN in this policy, has more to do with the realpolitik objectives of a hegemonic power than with the disinterested use of international law to combat terrorism. The Lockerbie issue is set against a detailed history of Libya from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on Libya's colonial past, the pivotal significance of Libya's oil resources, the character of the Gaddafi revolution, and the consequent impact on relations with the United States.

Keywords

bibliography Libya Policy revolution terrorism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230380110
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65170-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-38011-0
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