29/08/2014

In the chaos of Libya – Part 1: the social picture

Politics

In the chaos of Libya – Part 1: the social picture

By Matteo Anastasi, co-founder of « Il Termometro », blog of opinions and discussions.

Libya is lying in a situation of social chaos. The absence of a central, strong and legitimized power has brought back some dynamics which were meant to be disappeared in the post Qaddafi era (1969-2011). In order to better understand the current social environment is necessary to focus on two intertwined internal dimensions – that is the role respectively covered by the clans/tribes and by non-governmental actors (specifically, the militias) which undoubtedly exercise an influence on the already complex regional socio-political situation.

Read more