The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state

Totman, Sally and Hardy, Mat 2008, The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state, in OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies, The University of Queensland, [Brisbane, Qld.], pp. 1-25.

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Title The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state
Author(s) Totman, SallyORCID iD for Totman, Sally
Hardy, MatORCID iD for Hardy, Mat
Conference name Oceanic Conference on International Studies (2008 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference dates 2- 4 July 2008
Title of proceedings OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Oceanic Conference on International Studies
Start page 1
End page 25
Total pages 25
Publisher The University of Queensland
Place of publication [Brisbane, Qld.]
Summary From 1980 until 2006, the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya) was considered by the United States as a “Rogue State”. However, in May 2006, the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, welcomed Libya back into the world community and declared that this erstwhile enemy had reformed. But has the American public registered this change in Libya’s status? Has this return to the fold influenced U.S. public opinion about Libya and its eccentric leader, Colonel Qaddafi? Or is it merely a case of new foes pushing old ones out of mind? What might some of America’s new “Rogue State” enemies learn from Libya’s example? This paper explores the nexus between the tumultuous U.S.-Libyan relationship and the U.S. public, and analyses how and why perceptions of Libya have changed.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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