An exploration of the impact of international and domestic factors on economic reform programmes in Libya 1987-2004

El Mughrabi, Marei A. (2005) An exploration of the impact of international and domestic factors on economic reform programmes in Libya 1987-2004. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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Abstract

This thesis seeks to explore the changes of the Libyan economy, which began in the mid-1980s. The core of this research is to examine the influence of these changes on the course of the state and the implementation of the economic reform programmes. The relevant theoretical literature is based upon the relationship between the international and internal factors leading up the economic reform. The globalisation and state power are reviewed. The theory of rentier state and also the discussion of the most relevant aspects of the privatisation process were considered. The contribution of the thesis is its sustained analysis of the Libyan economic policies and, more importantly, its response to the neglect of the international and domestic influences of the economic reform process particularly in oil states. In addition, the literature on Libya and its structural and economic reform suffers from a lack of theoretically-grounded analysis. The methodology of this study is based upon combination of both interviews and questionnaires seemed the ideal methods in examining the economic reform and the privatisation programmes. The documentary research was also an important element for this study. In order to identify the determinants of the changes of the Libyan economy and the implementation process, it employs a variety of Libyan official documents and economic data. In general the study reveals that the relationship and the interaction between the international and domestic factors is extremely vital to understand the economic reform and privatisation programmes in Libya. Despite the significance of the international arena, its impacts are mitigated through the domestic context. Moreover, the previous state policies, the role of the state institutions and the interaction between the state apparatus and the Libyan society are important in understanding the Libyan economy.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
University Services > Research and Innovation Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 09:47
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 13:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1937

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