Post-Arab Spring Tunisia: Decentralisation and Democracy

My notes from the first session, providing a critical understanding of decentralisation, and placing that within the context of Tunisia and Indonesia: Fethi Mansouri, Alfred Deakin Institute The Democratic Process in Tunisia: Conditions for Consolidations and Future Outlook This paper addresses interconnected issues around democratic transition in the Arab world. There were a number of … Continue reading Post-Arab Spring Tunisia: Decentralisation and Democracy

Post-Arab Spring Tunisia: Decentralisation and Local Democracy

Building on the research Christalla Yakinthou and I recently publishing on Internet governance in Tunisia, I'll be speaking at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation's symposium, Post-Arab Spring Tunisia: Decentralisation and Local Democracy in July. There's an amazing line-up of speakers, including many people who seem to be at the forefront of work … Continue reading Post-Arab Spring Tunisia: Decentralisation and Local Democracy

Transforming Tunisia: Transitional Justice and Internet Governance in a Post-Revolutionary Society

I'm pleased to (somewhat belatedly) write that a new branch of research with Dr. Christalla Yakinthou has seen its first publication, exploring what Internet governance in Tunisia might tell us about transitional justice: In this article we argue that examining efforts at Internet reform in Tunisia holds important lessons for transitional justice (TJ) theory and … Continue reading Transforming Tunisia: Transitional Justice and Internet Governance in a Post-Revolutionary Society

“Take it as a compliment!”: harassment, sexism, and research

I’ve recently completed a couple of research projects in Tunisia, which was, on the whole a very good experience. Tunisians are currently in the process of trying to change the direction of their country, which is of course a huge task, and I really appreciate the time and energy that people gave to help us … Continue reading “Take it as a compliment!”: harassment, sexism, and research