Multidimensional threats and military engagement : the case of the Italian intervention in Libya
Title: Multidimensional threats and military engagement : the case of the Italian intervention in Libya
Citation: Mediterranean politics, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 303-321
ISSN: 1362-9395; 1743-9418
The military operation in Libya (2011) is a paradigmatic case regarding the growing interaction of new security challenges: regional instability, transnational organized crime and illegal immigration. The main aim of the paper is to answer the question: Why has Italy employed a specifically military instrument to tackle transnational and non-military threats? Through process tracing the research looks at the political debate over the decision-making process in the case of the Italian military engagement in Libya, emphasizing the role played by the strategic culture, international norms and domestic dynamics.
Published online: 01 Jun 2015
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