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Author Fortier, Edwige.
Title Contested Politics in Tunisia : Civil Society in a Post-Authoritarian State.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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Author Fortier, Edwige.
Series Contested politics in Tunisia.
Contested politics in Tunisia.
Subject Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Description 1 online resource (254 pages).
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 4, 2019)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: In the Pursuit of Dignity and Freedom; The Downfall of a Dictator and the Resurgence of Civil Society; Situating the Research within Marginalised Communities; Tunisia in Transition: A Critical Approach; Generalities and Specificities of Transitions; Limitations; Structure of the Book; 2 Situating Civil Society: Emancipation or Liberalisation; Locating Civil Society Following the Emergence of Capitalism; Emphasising Conflict: A Critical Exploration of Hegel, Marx and Gramsci
A Re-Articulation of Civil Society in Eastern Europe and Latin AmericaBringing Civil Society Back in: Neoliberal Policy and 'Liberal' Democracy; A Project of Economic, State and Social Transformation; Providers of Services or Agents of Democratisation?; The Institutionalisation of Civil Society and the Spaces in between; Chronicling the Proliferation of Civil Society Organisations; The Spaces in between; Conclusion; 3 The Consolidation of the Tunisian State; Situating the Tunisian State; The Origins of the Tunisian State; The Bourguiba Project: Modernisation and Secularisation
The Manifestation of Political IslamThe Rise of Ben Ali and the Retrenching of Liberal Authoritarianism; The Consolidation of Civil Society; The Law and Life of the Associations; The Deployment of Surveillance and the Suppression of Civil Society; Manipulating the Rules of the Game: Moving through an Authoritarian Regime; Rights-Based Organisations: Confronting a Dictator; The Materialisation of the HIV/AIDS Organisations; Conclusion; 4 Civil Society and the Opening Up of the Public Space; Political Liberalisation and the Expansion of Space; Expectations for the Transition
Uncomfortable Confrontations: Persepolis and Manouba UniversityThe Resurrection of Civil Society; Reshaping the Framework for Civil Society; The Rebirth of Citoyennete; Past Meets Present: Historic Actors and New Spaces; Donors in Transition; Conflicting Priorities, Divergent Visions; The Emergence of the New; Citoyennete in Practice; Al Madanya; Femmes et Citoyennete; L'Association de Recherches sur la Democratie et le Developpement (ARDD); Emerging Issues for the Newer Associations: Freedom from the State?; Conclusion; 5 Social Divisions and the Re-Manifestation of Social Islam
The Making of a Counter-PublicThe Revival of Islam in Tunisia; Situating Power: The Manifestation of Salafism; Social Islam: Claiming New Spaces; Social Activism and Associational Islam in Post-Revolution Tunisia; A Plurality of Competing Publics; Contestation from the Periphery: Growing Cleavages among Civil Society; The Compatibility between Civil Society and Islam; Distrust and Division; Conclusion; 6 Consensus and Marginalisation: The Mapping of Priorities in Post-Uprising Tunisia; Abandoning Consensus; Whose Voice Matters: The Recovery of Personal Dignity; Space for Identity Movements?
Summary Through the lens and experiences of civil society, Fortier demonstrates the volatility of democratization following the downfall of Tunisia's authoritarian regime duringin the 2010-11 uprisings.
ISBN 9781108616300 (electronic bk.)
1108616305 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1103218570

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