Republished in a new translation, The Green Book provides fresh insight into the thinking of Muammar Al Qaddafi, and his Third Universal Theory for a new democratic society. Outlined first is his theory for direct democracy in society, or Jamahiriya, focusing on the authority of the people, reuncing representation or delegation of authority, and recognizing the need for organization of the people at lower levels of society. Part Two suggests an ecomic revolution, transforming societies of wage earners into companies of partners by applying a political and ecomic theory of social organization that gives the ownership, and regulation of production, distribution and exchange to the community as a whole. Part Three launches a social revolution, presenting solutions to man's struggles in life, and the unsolved problems of man and woman, as well as tackling the situation of mirities by laying out sound principles of social life for all mankind.
Muammar Gaddafi is the Arab world's longest-serving leader. Col Gaddafi came to power in a bloodless coup in 1969. In the late 1970s Col Gaddafi set up the Great Jamahiriya , or the state of the masses. The system is based around 'people's committees' and is free of partisan politics. Muammar Gaddafi was born in the desert near Sirte in 1942. He married twice and has eight children.