Political Development and Bureaucracy in Libya

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Political Development and Bureaucracy in Libya

By Omar I. El Fathaly, Monte Palmer and Richard Chackerian
Lexington Books, 1977
122 pp. $12.50

This volume, which contrives to contain a good deal of repetition within its slim girth, relates political and economic changes in Libya to those of political development and modernization but tells little about political forces and personalities or how Qaddafi's "popular revolution" really works. A public opinion poll in a rural area provides interesting data but tends to overwhelm the rest of the book.

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