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2023.13: The Collapse of Tunisia's Democracy

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Episode guest Sharan Grewal
Professor Sharan Grewal

Professor Sharan Grewal

Professor Grewal's publications

Cover of Sharan Grewal's book Soldiers of Democracy? Military Legacies and the Arab Spring
  • Soldiers of Democracy? Military Legacies and the Arab Spring, Oxford University Press, July 2023

  • "Political, not Partisan: Tunisia's General Labor Union under Democracy," Comparative Politics, 54(3): 453-475, April 2022, with Dina Bishara

  • "From Islamists to Muslim Democrats: The Case of Tunisia's Ennahda," American Political Science Review, 114(2): 519-535, May 2020

  • "Tunisia's Foiled Coup of 1987: The November 8th Group," Middle East Journal, 74(1): 53-71, Spring 2020

  • "Down and Out: Founding Elections and Disillusionment with Democracy in Egypt and Tunisia," Comparative Politics, 51(4): 497-539, July 2019, with Steve Monroe

Tunisia revolution timeline

  • 2010: Arab Spring begins when a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire after being harassed by police

Crowd of protesters with the Tunisian flag in the foreground. There is a sign that reads "Game Over".
Protesters demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on January 14, 2011 [Zohra Bensemra/Reuters]
Soldiers stand on a tank outside Tunisia's parliament after President Saied closed it on July 25, 2021
Tunisian military forces guard the area around the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia, on July 26. (FETHI BELAID/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)

References to non-Tunisian politics

Pair of worn brown shoes, one right-side up, scuffed with a zipper down the center and the other upside-down with a hole in the sole and worn-down heel.
Shoes worn by NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her first congressional campaign (Rachel Getman/ Cornell Costume & Textile Collection)

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