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Title:The green and the black: Qadhafi's policies in Africa
Editor:Lemarchand, RenéISNI
Series:Indiana series in Arab and Islamic studies
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Geographic terms:Libya
Subjects:foreign policy
Arab-African relations
About person:Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi (c. 1942-2011)ISNI
Abstract:In an effort to move beyond the 'mad-dog' syndrome as an adequate explanation of Libyan foreign policy, the contributors to the present volume examine the historical forces, attitudes, interests, and priorities that have shaped Libyan behaviour in Africa. Part 1 probes the determinants and motivation of Qadhafi's African policies. Special attention is paid to the relative significance of ideology (F. Burgat) and national interest (M.-J. Deeb), the role of Islam (E.G.H. Joffé), and the function of the armed forces in translating Qadhafi's vision into reality (W.J. Foltz). In Part 2 regional case studies focus on the Maghreb (M. Tessler), sub-Saharan Africa (R.B. St John), Chad (R. Lemarchand), the OAU (J.-E. Pondi), and the Libyan domestic scene (C. Dunton) as separate, yet interacting, arenas in which Qadhafi's policies have been articulated and tested. A concluding chapter (R. Lemarchand) compares the behaviour of Libya and South Africa as regional hegemons.