Libya: the pursuit of national interests through the cases of Italy, United Kingdom, and France

Pertosa, Michele (A.A. 2020/2021) Libya: the pursuit of national interests through the cases of Italy, United Kingdom, and France. Tesi di Laurea in Comparative history of political systems, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Rosario Forlenza, pp. 94. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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Italian's historical, economic and strategic ties. Historical background: the colonialist program and the fascist era. Enrico Mattei and ENI’s role: the energy policies. Gaddafi revolution and the legacy of Italian colonial past. Berlusconi governments and the “special and privileged” relationship. The United Kingdom and Libya: the assential security link. The Senussi regime, “direct Libyan player”. The Suez crisis. Gaddafi’s rule and the consequent poor relations. 1990’s rehab. Franco-libyan relations: neverending tensions. Frictions in the Libyan southern border. Diplomatic incidents and political antipathy. 2011 madness and afterwards. The end of the Jamahiriya: operation unified protector. The Italian twist. Tripolitania vs Cyrenaica: new powers are emerging. Future perspectives and the national interests implications. The EU external action's behaviour in the mena region: a theoretical perspective. The social constructivist interpretation: collective identities and the moral dilemma. The realist thinking: the geostrategic interests and the consequent prioritization of security and stability. The liberal explanations: bringing politics back in.


Bibliografia: pp. 86-94.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in International Relations (LM-62)
Chair: Comparative history of political systems
Thesis Supervisor: Forlenza, Rosario
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Ferrara, Pasquale
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 14:15
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 14:15


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