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The Global Dimension of the Libyan Crisis

Project description

The Libyan crisis under the global microscope

Libya's third civil war in a decade began in 2019. What was the trigger of this renewed armed conflict? Based on current interpretations, crisis has stemmed from historically self-inflicted and local problems. The EU-funded GLIBAL project will take a global perspective. It will explore the ways in which evolving global governance schemes (of which the EU is a major player) are connected to the formulation of policies to prevent conflict and tackle the issue of migration in the EU’s southern neighbourhood. The project will shed light on the interactive character of people and places in relation with the projects of financial and political control after the end of WWII.

Objective

GLIBAL – The Global Dimension of the Libyan Crisis will provide a new reading of Libya’s ongoing war from a global perspective. Breaking with current interpretations that present the war as a result of historically self-inflicted and local problems, the project’s overall objective is to investigate how those processes that were central to the making of the US-led global order unfolded, shaped and were contested in a key country of the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood from 1969 to the present. It does so by capturing the manifold and interactive character that its people and places bear with those projects of financial and political control that consolidated at the global level from the end of WWII to the present day. By creating a better and timely understanding of the situation, the focus of the project will contribute to clarify the ways in which evolving global governance schemes—of which the EU is a major player—are connected to the formulation of policies to prevent conflict and tackle the issue of migration in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood. More specifically, it aims to contribute to major areas of EU policy (European Neighbourhood Policy, Common Security and Defence Policy and EU Global Approach to Migration and Mobility). To accomplish this goal, GLIBAL will be undertaken in collaboration with two major academic institutions, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) and Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), and under the guidance and supervision of the most apt and internationally established scholars, Profs Matteo Legrenzi and Timothy Mitchell. The expected results for the researcher’s career are: The consolidation of research outputs disseminated at the highest scientific level—and of communication activities fruitfully bridging research and positive societal impact issues—to underlie the achievement of a tenure-track academic position in his fields of specialization (Global and Middle East Studies).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 269 002,56
Address
DORSODURO 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 269 002,56

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