A Fledgling Democracy: Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings Edited by Mohamed Zayani
In the tumultuous aftermath of the Arab uprisings, Tunisia charted a unique path that has earned it praise as "a beacon of hope" in a troubled region. Since the 2011 revolution, it has embraced a new culture of democracy, based on pluralism, civilian rule and the peaceful transfer of power. Equally noteworthy are the country's burgeoning civil society, its various institutional reforms and its progressive new constitution, which upholds individual freedoms and champions women's rights.
Focusing on the socio-political dynamics that have unfolded in this North African nation since the revolution, the contributors to this volume shed light on how Tunisia has navigated its first decade of democratic transition, and reflect on what the ongoing changes and challenges mean for the country today.
About the contributors
1. Post-Authoritarian Governance and Elusive Stability: Tunisia's Uneasy Transition
2. The Tunisian Transition and Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Democracy is up to the Citizens, not the Neighbors
3. Transitional Bodies, Party Politics, and Anti-Democratic Potential: The Case of HAICA
4. Post-Islamism Politics in Tunisia: Ennahda's Evolution since the Revolution
5. Tunisia's Re-Invigorated Civil Society: Changes and Challenges
6. Mobilization in Tunisia Post-2011: From Political Protest to National Campaign Movements
7. The Violence of Endurance: Youth Precarity and Social Justice in Inner Tunisia
8. Changing Security Dynamics in Tunisia: Reconsidering the Battle for Ben Gardane
Ruth Hanau Santini
9. What Can Tunisia's Past Tell Us about its Future? Critical Junctures and Political Trends