European Institute of the Mediterranean

Vanhempi tutkija Wolfgang Mühlberger on toimittanut Tunisian tilanteesta raportin ”Transformation in Tunisia: The first five years” (EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study 5). Raportin on julkaissut European Institute of the Mediterranean.

Englanninkielinen tiivistelmä

Over the past six years, Tunisia has been testing new avenues of political order. Democratic institutions have emerged, underpinned by a new constitution. However, the entrenched elites defend their acquired taste for preferential treatment, slowing down democratisation in the name of fighting jihadist terror. Weak economic growth and persistent regional disparities continue to fuel discontent, translating into frustration with the expected results of the democratic experiment. On top of that, rifts between Islamists and non-Islamists tend to polarise politics, making it difficult to chart a consensual way forward. Overall, the transition features several elements of hybridity and fragility, remaining in many aspects a work in progress and producing a significant number of uncertainties, in instances where the state should lead and reassure. Accordingly, institutional consolidation risks being undermined by growing contempt for the state and the emerging political system. Against this complex backdrop of issues, the Joint Policy Study provides an overview of the essential features and challenges of the transition, crystallised in four pivotal problem areas, each covered by renowned subject matter experts.
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