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Saif Gadaffhi, son of Muammar Gadaffi, is a plagiarist
An anonymous source at the London School of Economics said, "There appears to be some *at least* minor plagiarism in this thesis. If you look at the bottom of p.45 there is a passage that goes: 'The expansions of the IMF's membership, together with the changes in the world economy, have required the IMF to adapt in a variety of ways to continue serving its purposes effectively'. If you plug this sentence into Google you get a link to the IMF Wikipedia page. I caught this within 60 seconds of opening the thesis. There's one more I found a page later. I tried twice with a hit rate of two out of two. Readers may want to look for more. My impression is the thesis is generally OK - the plagiarism may only be limited to boilerplate factoid stuff like this on the IMF. But it would be good to alert readers to comb through it using Google."
Update: Here is a Wiki to track instances of plagiarism in Saif Gadaffhi's thesis:
Original Thesis of Saif Gadaffhi - THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE DEMOCRATISATION OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS: From 'Soft Power' to Collective Decision-Making:
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