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Part 1 Power and Legitimacy, 1.4 The Process of Institutional Transformation in Tunisia after the Revolution

Hatem M’Rad

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 November 2020

After many decades of dictatorship and authoritarianism, the peoples of the Arab and Islamic world are just tasting the joys of democracy and freedom, after a series of successive revolutions and revolts against state authorities that had remained in power by means of corruption and the use of force. This democracy must now be patiently constructed at the institutional level. Tunisia is currently in the midst of that process, following a revolution known to Tunisians as a “Dignity Revolution” and in the West as the “Jasmine Revolution”, setting off the “Arab...
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