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Salafist mouvance and sheikh-ism in the Tunisian democratic transition

Merone, Fabio and Cavatorta, Francesco (2012) Salafist mouvance and sheikh-ism in the Tunisian democratic transition. Working Papers in International Studies. (Paper No. 2012-7). Dublin City University.

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The working paper examines the complexity of Tunisian Salafism and its role in the process of transition to democracy the country is experiencing. Building on primary sources and original field work, the article highlights the theoretical and practical divergences that affect the Salafist camp in Tunisia in the context of its struggle to represent a class of disenfranchised youth unwilling to support a process of renewal of political institutions that they perceive as contributing their marginalization. In addition, the article explores the ways in which, paradoxically, the emergence and public presence of Salafism can contribute to the strengthening of democratic debate in the country.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 2012-7)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Salafism; mouvance; Sheikhism; mouhammishin; Tunisia; democratization
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS) > Working Papers in International Studies Series
Publisher:Dublin City University
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17570
Deposited On:31 Oct 2012 15:48 by Shane Martin. Last Modified 31 Oct 2012 15:48

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