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The democratic ‘transition’ in post-revolution Tunisia: conditions for successful ‘consolidation’ and future prospects

Mansouri, Fethi and Armillei, Riccardo 2016, The democratic ‘transition’ in post-revolution Tunisia: conditions for successful ‘consolidation’ and future prospects, Revolutions: global trends & regional issues, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 156-181.

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Title The democratic ‘transition’ in post-revolution Tunisia: conditions for successful ‘consolidation’ and future prospects
Author(s) Mansouri, Fethi
Armillei, Riccardo
Journal name Revolutions: global trends & regional issues
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 156
End page 181
Total pages 26
Publisher Revolutions Research Center
Place of publication Poznan, Poland
Publication date 2016-12-15
ISSN 2449-6413
Keyword(s) Tunisia
political Islam
democratisation
post-Arab spring
Islamist-Secularist compromise
Summary The evolutionary processes of the so called‘arab spring’ and its associatedpolitical transformations have been andstill remain highly unpredictable and almostimpossible to systematically account for.this paper explores the conditions thatallowed tunisia, the birth place of the ‘arabspring,’ to achieve successful democratisingoutcomes in comparison to its neighboursacross the middle east and north africa(mena) region. the paper will also offer someanalysis of future scenarios for sociopoliticaldevelopments based on currentcontext and projected outlook. this paperargues that one of the key ingredients thatallowed a relatively peaceful ‘politicaltransition’ in tunisia is the constructiveapproach to consensus politics adopted bythe key political actors including the islamistparty ennahda. consensus politics createdwhat can be termed an ‘authentic tunisian approach,’ a combination of political pragmatism,acceptance of power-sharing and a progressivesocial positioning in key national debates.
Language eng
Field of Research 220403 Islamic Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950404 Religion and Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Revolutions Research Center
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091519

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