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The Green Book (Arabic الكتاب الأخضر) is a book written by the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, first published in 1975, outlining his views on democracy and his political philosophy.

Green book.

It consists of three parts:

  • The Solution of the Problem of Democracy: 'The Authority of the People'
  • The Solution of the Economic Problem: 'Socialism'
  • The Social Basis of the Third Universal Theory

The book is very controversial in that it completely rejects modern liberal democracy and encourages the institution of a form of direct democracy based on popular committees. Critics charge that Qaddafi uses these committees as tools of autocratic political repression in practice.

An English translation is available from the Libyan government.

A bilingual (English and Arabic) edition was issued in London by Martin, Brian & O'Keeffe in 1976.

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