Priorities for international cooperation with Libya: a development perspective

Furness, Mark
Externe Publikationen (2017)

in: Mediterranean Politics 22 (4), 545-552

DOI: DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1241610

This article provides a development co-operation perspective on the challenges facing Libya during its post-Qadhafi transition. Four key areas for international co-operation are outlined: peace, reconciliation and justice; governance and public administration; economic diversification; and migration. While concrete initiatives in all of these areas depend on Libya’s domestic security situation, they need to be part of a long-term, holistic strategy for one of the most fragile and conflict-affected countries in North Africa. Assuming that Libya’s domestic powerbrokers decide that a modern, prosperous country is what they want, patient and committed international support can help turn Libya into a success story.

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Furness, Mark

Political Scientist

Mark Furness

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Grävingholt, Jörn

Political Scientist 

Mroß, Karina

Political Scientist 


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