Libya: Whose Land Is It?

Mary Fitzgerald and Tarek Megerisi are the authors of a new Transitions Forum paper by the Legatum Institute that looks at Libya’s transition through the question of property rights.

In the paper, the authors take a step back from the current fighting and explore some of the deep-rooted reasons why the past four years have been so difficult.

Looking at housing, land, and property issues, their paper tells a much bigger story: that of profound grievances, administrative chaos and economic imbalances which have hampered the reconstruction of Libya since 2011.

The paper can be downloaded here.

(Source: Legatum Institute)

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