Qaddafi's Theory and Practice of Non‐Representative Government

@article{Davis1982QaddafisTA,
  title={Qaddafi's Theory and Practice of Non‐Representative Government},
  author={John U. Davis},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  year={1982},
  volume={17},
  pages={61 - 79}
}
  • John U. Davis
  • Published 1 January 1982
  • Political Science
  • Government and Opposition
QADDAFI'S THEORY OF POLITICS AND POLITICAL ORGANIZATION amounts to the assertion that all forms of representation in fact result in unrepresentative government; that therefore they must be unjust; that therefore they must be replaced by nonrepresentative government. The Green Book describes the institutions of such government but is by no means utterly explicit about the relations between institutions, or about the way personnel are recruited to them. To examine what happens in practice at… 
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