Conflictual Democracy: Urban politics, gender and local governance in post-revolution Tunisia

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2024
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • National politics not elsewhere classified
power democracy
Other information
Project description

The Arab Spring in 2011 refers to a series of pro-democracy uprisings spread across several largely Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The EU-funded ConflictualDemocracy project will take stock of today’s situation. Focusing on Tunisia, it will study how conflictual democracy is consolidated locally, where the state meets the street, the space of contestation. The project will explore post-revolution Tunisia through urban studies literature on the political, feminist theories of the space, and the political geography literature on scale and topologies of power. The findings will shed light on the decentralisation of reforms and aid in the development of policy briefs and teach-in modules that increase female political participation in local governance.

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