The Arab revolutions share “some edifying similarities”:1 They were unexpected, spontaneous, and contemporaneous. For the Arab world, the revolutions brought enthrallment, and hope of proceeding at last to the bed of democracy. There have been a variety of paths taken toward this shared democratic objective, in a disconcerting acceleration of the constitutional histories of the countries concerned. In Tunisia, the path was shaped by a “political pact”,2 sealed by the Higher Authority for Realization of the Objectives of the Revolution, Political Reform, and...
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