Tunisia

The Politics-Security Nexus in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

by Francesco Milan
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Speaking at a recent LSE event, Shaikh Rached Ghannouchi stressed how, throughout the Arab world, democracy is set to become the only game in town: ‘it is only a matter of time’, Ennahda’s founder […]

December 1st, 2017|North Africa, Tunisia|0 Comments|
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    An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

by Florian Kohstall
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The ouster of two long-term presidents through popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 quickly became a milestone event for scholars of Middle Eastern politics, very similar to the fall of […]

November 29th, 2017|Egypt, North Africa, Tunisia|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – Safwan Masri’s ‘Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly’

Book Review – Safwan Masri’s ‘Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly’

by Rory McCarthy
It is now nearly seven years since uprisings brought down authoritarian rulers across the Arab world, but only in Tunisia have there been significant achievements in consolidating a new democracy. There are two contradictory conclusions to draw from this. Either the Tunisian political process offers vital insights that might be applicable in other Arab countries, or the […]

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    Book Review – Anne Wolf’s ‘Political Islam in Tunisia’

Book Review – Anne Wolf’s ‘Political Islam in Tunisia’

by Courtney Freer

In Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda, Anne Wolf provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of the political party in both its activities and ideology, which is essential to understanding the role of political Islam in Tunisia and comprehending its enduring role elsewhere in the Middle East. Her multidisciplinary approach allows her to trace […]

November 3rd, 2017|Book Reviews, Tunisia|0 Comments|

Book Review: Shadi Hamid’s ‘Islamic Exceptionalism’

by Adam Weinstein
Islamic Exceptionalism is an extension of an argument earlier asserted by Hamid which is that democracy in a Muslim society will rarely produce a liberal society, but might instead further introduce Islam into public life. This is said with the reminder that Islam – even Islamism – is not monolithic. As Hamid explains ‘for many Muslims, the point […]

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