Subaltern geopolitics: Libya in the mirror of Europe

@article{Sidaway2012SubalternGL,
  title={Subaltern geopolitics: Libya in the mirror of Europe},
  author={J. Sidaway},
  journal={The Geographical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={178},
  pages={296-301}
}
  • J. Sidaway
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • The Geographical Journal
In the wake of armed intervention and civil war in Libya, this commentary considers the changing ways that Libya has been represented in Western narratives. These include being part of a new ‘Roman Empire’ in Mussolini's geopolitics, loyal pro-Western ally in the early Cold War after Libya's independence in 1951, ‘rogue’ and ‘terrorist’ state in the 1970s and 1980s, then success for Western sanctions and diplomacy and subsequently commercial opportunity and cooperative partner in constraining… Expand
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