Political Alienation in Libya: Assessing Citizens' Political Attitude and Behaviour (BOK)

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How are legitimacy and alienation related? When citizens withdraw their loyalty from their political regime and leaders, they highlight their alienation. The link between legitimacy and alienation is that the regime's claim of legitimacy is in question when a state of political alienation prevails. In this book, Mabroka al-Werfalli examines the extent and effects of political alienation in Libya. Using a variety of measures, the author highlights links between legitimacy and alienation and underlines certain types of political behaviour commonly associated with political alienation, in an attempt to draw attention to various causes of indifference and violent behaviour associated with political alienation in Libyan society. Al-Werfalli's findings reveal that alienation has led to widespread political apathy and low or non-existent levels of political participation among Libyans. Every year the percentage of eligible Libyans involved in political activities has declined. The Basic Popular Congresses (BPCs), which work as an essential vehicle for political participation within the Libyan political regime, have been treated as immature institutions by the revolutionary leadership, who have remained, in the eyes of the people, the only actor of note. As a result, these trends are being increasingly interpreted as signs of the gradual exhaustion of a model for which there is no clear alternative in sight.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
ISBN 9780863724213 Antall sider 240
Vekt 397 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political structures: democracy