Historical and societal conditions form the context in which a discourse develops (Strüver 2009, p. 65). In what follows, relevant characteristics of Libyan society will add to the preceding overview of Libya’s modern and recent political history. What is outlined in these two chapters will constitute the background for the analysis of the current constitutional discourse in Libya. Five aspects of Libyan society have been identified to particularly inform the constitutional discourse: the relationship between the periphery and the political centre, the tribal factor, the role of religion in Libya, ethnic minorities and the role of women.
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