Processes of diffusion and cross-national learning during the Arab Spring were not only employed by protest movements but by the regimes they opposed.
While Tunisia is often and rightly lauded for its progress, social inequality and regional asymmetries are undermining the country’s democratic transition.
Corruption has continued to fester in post-uprising Tunisia, but new leaks from the Panama Papers may spur real reform.
The upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa have only just begun, and the hopes of Arab regimes and Western policymakers to retreat to old habits of authoritarian stability are doomed to fail.
In the years since the 2011 protests, rebellions have led to renewed repression in some places and chaos in others, but it may be too soon to say that they have failed.
Growing grievances in Tunisia must be dealt with if democracy is to be preserved.
Five years after the revolution, internal headwinds and regional whirlwinds continue to bedevil Tunisia, jeopardizing its democratic transition.
Tunisia’s political transition is as remarkable as it is fragile—imperiled by both security challenges and significant socioeconomic obstacles.
With each passing day, disillusionment among Tunisians continues to grow, and with it grows the risk that the consensual fabric that has distinguished Tunisia from other countries in the region may tear.
Sada interviews Charles Tripp on his latest study, which focuses on politics in the aftermath of Tunisia’s revolutionary moment and the battle for public space.