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Tunisia : an Arab anomaly
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Éditeur Columbia University Press
Année copyright 2017
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Tunisia : an Arab anomaly
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1 volume (xxxiv, 378 pages) : cartes ; 24 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. [357]-360. Index
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Classification Dewey
961.1053
Contenu
I. Tunisian Spring: timeline of Tunisia's revolution ; Can Tunisia serve as a model? ; Prelude to revolution ; If the people will to live ; A remarkable transition ; The morning after ; II. Roots of Tunisian identity ; Carthage ; Tunisian Islam ; Influencing rivalries ; The age of modern reform ; 1956 ; III. L'École, la femme, et 'laïcité' ; The father of Tunisia ; Putting religion in its place ; Educating a nation ; A different trajectory ; The education paradox ; Epilogue: An Arab anomaly
Résumé
The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected president. But did Tunisia simply avoid the misfortunes that befell its neighbors, or were there particular features that set the country apart and made it a special case? In Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped the country's exceptional experience. He traces Tunisia's history of reform in the realms of education, religion, and women's rights, arguing that the seeds for today's relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the nineteenth century. Masri argues that Tunisia stands out less as a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, but rather as an anomaly, as its history of reformism set it on a separate trajectory from the rest of the region. The narrative explores notions of identity, the relationship between Islam and society, and the hegemonic role of religion in shaping educational, social, and political agendas across the Arab region. Based on interviews with dozens of experts, leaders, activists, and ordinary citizens, and a synthesis of a rich body of knowledge, Masri provides a sensitive, often personal, account that is critical for understanding not only Tunisia but also the broader Arab world
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978-0-231-17950-8
0-231-17950-2
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