Looking Back at 2011

Sujay Ghosh • Dec 28 2018 • Articles
2011 is a moment in history which encapsulated the impulse for achieving democracy yet a review of subsequent events show democratisation is an extremely complex process.

Transitional Justice in Tunisia: Any Role for Islam?

Elham Kazemi • Oct 19 2018 • Articles
The legacy of strict state control of religion combined with the violent crackdown on Islamic movements impacted the politics of state building after the revolution.

The Arab Uprisings Five Years After

Martin Beck • Dec 1 2015 • Articles
In several Arab countries transformation is dominated, by political violence. The polity has broken down—the central state fails to deliver security to its citizens.

Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections amid Strategic Reshaping of Coalitions

Pietro Longo • Aug 5 2014 • Articles
To govern a country in transition that is facing several internal problems, stability is needed and could be reached by a deal between the two biggest parties.

The Constitutional Process in Egypt and Tunisia

Lise Storm • Mar 8 2014 • Articles
Tunisia has faced a genuine regime change, while Egypt has merely witnessed a series of rotations of authoritarian leaders badly masking themselves as democrats.

A Tale of Two Constitutions: The Divergent Paths of Egypt and Tunisia

Noha Aboueldahab • Feb 17 2014 • Articles
January 2014 saw new constitutions adopted in Egypt and Tunisia. These constitutions reveal just how differently the transitions in Egypt and Tunisia have taken shape.

The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Mounira M. Charrad and Amina Zarrugh • Sep 4 2013 • Articles
Although it is possible for Tunisia to retain its prominent place in the Arab world with regard to women’s rights, it depends on which political forces hold power in the long run.

In Search of Righting Wrongs: Women and the Transitional Justice Process in Tunisia

Doris H. Gray • Apr 13 2013 • Articles
The inclusion of women, especially Islamists as the largest group of victims, is important for the overall success of transitional justice and to ensure that women’s rights will not be eroded in Tunisia.

Tunisian Democratization: Between Challenges and Opportunities

Francesco Cavatorta • Feb 7 2013 • Articles
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.

US Intervention in the “Arab Spring”

Asad AbuKhalil • Aug 28 2012 • Articles
US intervention in the Arab world is still predicated on the same foundations that determined the courses of US foreign policy during the Cold War. With the Arab Spring, US intervention is likely to continue and expand.

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