Gaddafi and Libyan Politics
Due: April 14th by 3pm, in ART/GOV office
Emailed copies not accepted without a very good reason.
No more than 2,000 words, double-spaced, with one-inch margins,
stapled or paper-clipped.
Using the readings below, answer the following questions.
What were the circumstances of the Libyan “revolution” of 1968? Was it a revolution? In what sense? What is the nature of the ideology of the Libyan regime established by Muammar Gaddafi? How important is Islam within this ideology? Has the Libyan regime demonstrated “totalitarian” leanings? How so, if so? What are his goals? How does he pursue them? What has been the recent state of human rights in Libya?
(Don’t worry about the many different spellings of “Gaddafi.” Pick one, and use it throughout the paper.)
The essay will be graded on the quality of the writing, and on the degree to which the paper directly engages the readings.