Contested politics in Tunisia : civil society in a post-authoritarian state / Edwige Fortier.
- First edition.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
xiii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
- Civil society -- Tunisia.
Democratization -- Tunisia.
Cultural pluralism -- Tunisia.
Regime change -- Social aspects -- Tunisia.
Marginality, Social -- Political aspects -- Tunisia.
Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 2011-
Tunisia -- Social conditions -- 1987-
Marginality, Social -- Political aspects.
Politics and government.
- "This book is about navigating the multiplicity of spaces that open following regime change and the numerous battles that ensue as actors at both social and political levels swiftly move to define a country's national identity and set its highest priorities. As the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa unfolded in 2010 and 2011, this book originated with a question: what and who constitutes civil society in the region? And what does this mean both for the potential 'success' and 'failure' of nascent movements toward greater plurality and democratization?"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction : in the pursuit of dignity and freedom
Situating civil society : emancipation or liberalization
The consolidation of the Tunisian state
Civil society and the opening up of the public space
Social divisions and the re-manifestation of social Islam
Consensus and marginalization : the mapping of priorities in post-uprising Tunisia
Conclusion : imagining change
determining the parameters of pluralism.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-226) and index.
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