Part 1 Power and Legitimacy, 1.4 The Process of Institutional Transformation in Tunisia after the Revolution
Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder
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...