Economic and Political Change in Tunisia From Bourguiba to Ben Ali

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book examines the processes of economic and political reform in Tunisia, placing the current policies of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali within their historical context. Emma Murphy develops a theoretical understanding of the relationship between economic liberalization and political change in the Arab world, developing the concept of the disarticulation of the corporatist state and concluding that, despite efforts at democratization, an authoritarian political system is a more likely successor in the era of economic transformation.

Author Biography

Emma C. Murphy is Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics at the Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Durham.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements xii
Introduction 1(11)
Economic Liberalization and the State in the Developing World: From Corporatism to Authoritarianism
The Rise and Fall of the Corporatist State in Tunisia, 1956-1986
The Roots of Crisis: Economic Policy under Bourguiba, 1956-1987
Macroeconomic Stabilization and Early Economic Reform: The Seventh Development Plan, 1987-1991
The Consolidation of Structural Adjustment: The Eighth Development Plan, 1992-1996
The Politics of Reconciliation and Reform, 1987-1990
The Reassertion of the State, 1990-1997
The Disarticulation of Multi-Party Corporatism: State and Society under Ben Ali
Notes and References 245(22)
Bibliography 267(10)
Index 277

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