The Making of the Tunisian Revolution

Gana, Nouri
Date published: 
September 2013

From late 2010 to the present day, the Arab world has been shot through with insurrection and revolt. Now, Tunisia is the unlikely birthplace of the process of democratisation long overdue in the Arab world. Mixing political, historical, economic, social and cultural analyses and approaches, these essays reflect on the local, regional and transnational dynamics together with the long and short term factors that, when combined, set in motion the Tunisian revolution and the Arab uprisings. Above all, the book shows how the different strands of cultural dissent combined to mobilise the protesters and sustain the protests between 17 December 2010 and 14 January 2011, and beyond.