Author profile: Francesco Cavatorta

Dr. Francesco Cavatorta is Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. His latest publication is the volume Civil Society in Syria and Iran, co-edited with Paul Aarts and published by Lynne Rienner. His current research focuses on the emergence of Salafism in Tunisia in the context of a wider research project supported by the Germany-based Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Tunisian Democratization: Between Challenges and Opportunities

Tunisian Democratization: Between Challenges and Opportunities

The future state of Tunisian politics is difficult to predict, but it is clear that addressing pressing socio-economic problems is vital for the success of the transition and for the reconciliation of society.

The EU and the Arab world: living up to the EU’s normative expectations

The EU and the Arab world: living up to the EU’s normative expectations

The external relations of the European Union with the Arab countries of the southern bank of the Mediterranean, institutionalised initially through the Barcelona process, then the ENP and today the Union for the Mediterranean, are predicated on the twin pillars of political stability and economic integration into a liberal free trade area. The approach is both a policy and a moral failure.

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