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Title Tunisia's international relations since the 'Arab Spring' : transition inside and out / edited by Tasnim Abderrahim, Laura-Theresa Krüger, Salma Besbes and Katharina McLarren
Edition First edition
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Series Routledge studies in Middle Eastern democratization and government ; 17
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern democratization and government ; 17
Contents Part 1. Principles, aspirations, limitations: reshaping Tunisia's foreign policy -- The polity of Tunisia's external relations before and after 2011 / Ines Kalai & Jaweher Skhiri -- The Essebsi government (2011) : continuity or change? / Aymen Briki & Reinhardt Rummel -- The Troika governments (2011-2014) : orientations and constraints / Mohamed Nidhal Zaier & Ignaz Völk -- The Jomaa government (2014-2015) : Tunisia as a 'start-up democracy' / Tasnim Abderrahim & Mootaz Ghothbani -- Part 2. Oscillation, cooperation, commitment : Tunisia and its partners -- France and Tunisia : friendship reactivated? / Laura-Theresa Krüger -- Germany and Tunisia : friendship in the making? / Edmund Ratka & Bernhard Stahl -- Tunisia and the EU : "more of the same" or starting anew? / Laura-Theresa Krüger, Edmund Ratka & Emna Chihi Ouji -- Turkey and Tunisia : building bridges in stormy times? / Elena Dück & Rihab Kordi -- The U.S. and Tunisia : from democracy promotion to security consolidation / Salma Besbes & Tasnim Abderrahim -- Part 3. Inspiration, conditionality, concertation : Tunisia and international institutions -- International financial institutions : business as usual in Tunisia? / Lisa Spantig -- The Arab Maghreb Union : a new quality of foreign policy cooperation? / Laura-Theresa Kr̈uger & Mohamed Nidhal Zaier -- Arab League and United Nations : Tunisia's new activism? / Katharina McLarren -- Part 4. Challenges, uncertainty, determination : key transnational issues -- Tunisia's migration policy : from a reactive to a proactive approach / Sabrine Souissi & Katharina McLarren -- Tunisia's security policy : threats and reform efforts / Soumaya Hichri & Ignaz Völk -- Radicalisation and terrorism in Tunisia : the lure of jihadism for a marginalised youth / Edmund Ratka & Marie-Christine Roux -- What is 'new' regarding Tunisia's place in the world : empirical findings and theoretical departures / Bernhard Stahl
Summary When popular protests started in Tunisia in late 2010, few anticipated the implications these events would have for the entire Arab region. In the following years, this region witnessed deep changes, increased divisions, and even failing states. Meanwhile, Tunisia managed to assert itself as a new democracy. How did this small country manage its democratic transition within such a short period? And what implications has this had for its foreign policy and its role in international politics? This book assesses Tunisia's transition 'inside and out' from four angles: Tunisian polity and politics which provide the framework for its foreign policy since the 'Arab Spring'; bilateral relations before and after the 'Arab Spring'; Tunisia's activism in international organisations as well their presence in Tunisia; and transnational issues in Tunisia. Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, including authors' own interview material conducted with politicians and representatives of civil society and international NGOs involved in the transition process, the book shows that since 2011 Tunisia has not only developed fundamentally at the domestic level, but also at the level of external relations. New and old alliances, a broadening of relations, and new activism of civil society and of Tunisia in international organisations certify that Tunisia has the potential to play an increasingly important role regionally as well as internationally
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 27, 2017)
Subject Tunisia -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Abderrahim, Tasnim, editor
Besbes, Salma, editor
Krüger, Laura-Theresa, editor
McLarren, Katharina, editor
ISBN 1315184915 (electronic bk.)
9781315184913 (electronic bk.)