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Tunisia Under Ben Ali : The History of an Authoritarian Regime, 1987-2011 - (Hardcover)
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Sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia, a wave of protests and uprisings spread across North Africa and the Middle East in late 2010 and 2011. The case of Tunisia has since been held up as an example of a 'successful' revolution, ousting its erstwhile ruler Zayn al-'Abidin Ben Ali, leading to relatively free elections in October 2011. Here, Daniel Zisenwine looks at Tunisia under the rule of Ben Ali, from 1987 when he rose to power until the 2011 protests that led to his downfall. Zisenwine offers an analysis of this authoritarian regime from its early days, to the attempts in the 2000s to reform economically (but not, crucially, politically) and the societal discontent that eventually led to the 2011 protests. This book is vital for those researching the Middle East and North Africa, as well as for those interested in the anatomy of authoritarian regimes and their downfall.
Number of Pages: 256 p. ;
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Middle East, Islamic Studies, Africa
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Book theme: General
Author: Daniel Zisenwine
Street Date: April 30, 2020
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-7193
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