The transformation of the power structure and security in Libya from a unified to a fragmented security sector

Laura Feliu, Rachid Aarab

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Abstract

The Libyan security sector has undergone a profound transformation since the 17 February Revolution in 2011. The Jamahiriya experience gave way to a period in which violence ceased to be predominantly a state monopoly, and a series of armed conflicts took place with important consequences for the security sector. This article applies the Sociology of Power to an analysis of the security sector as a complement to other theoretical focuses. This approach helps to explain the transformation of the sector from a personal, unified system to a fragmented system with territorial divisions associated with different competing power centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-90
Number of pages16
JournalContemporary Arab Affairs
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Army
  • Civil war
  • Power structure
  • Revolution
  • Security sector
  • Security sector reform
  • Transformation

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