Type: Working Paper
Guerra ed economia : la graduale distruzione della Libia
Working Paper, EUI MWP, 2020/13
CAPASSO, Matteo, Guerra ed economia : la graduale distruzione della Libia, EUI MWP, 2020/13 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/68964
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This paper questions dominant analyses about Libya’s present ‘war economy’ and ‘statelessness’, which are often deployed to explain the country’s ongoing destruction. By reinterpreting the history of the past as the failure of Libya to implement neoliberal reforms, these accounts trivialise its antiimperialist history. The article reflects on the role that war and militarism play in the US-led imperialist structure, tracing the gradual unmaking of Libya from the progressive revolutionary era, towards its transformation into a comprador state and an outpost for global class war. In doing so, it moves the focus away from Libya’s ‘war economy’ to examine the war and the economy, linking Libya’s fate to the geoeconomic and geopolitical forces at the core of US-led imperialism.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/68964
Series/Number: EUI MWP; 2020/13
Publisher: European University Institute
Keyword(s): Capitalism Libya US-led imperialism Militarism Political economy War
Initial version: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/68963
Version: This is a Italian translation of an article previously published in English in the Review of African Political Economy, 2020, DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2020.1801405.
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