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When People Speak: A Post-Colonial Analysis of the Tunisian Revolution or a Path to Democracy

Ross, Nathalie-Ann LU (2012) MIDM70 20111
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to define the Tunisian’s perceptions and understanding of the Tunisian Revolution. From the description of the socio‐economic and political contexts in Tunisia before the revolution, it draws the roots of the social uprising. Describing the event in itself, it explains the several steps crossed by the Tunisian population during their struggle for the establishmentof a democratic system. The study focuses on the meanings of the social uprising from a Tunisian individual  perspective. It uses the  Gramscian and post‐colonial approaches to understand the power relations between the political system and the Tunisian society.The data used have been collected  thru interviews with key informants and participants of... (More)
The purpose of this study is to define the Tunisian’s perceptions and understanding of the Tunisian Revolution. From the description of the socio‐economic and political contexts in Tunisia before the revolution, it draws the roots of the social uprising. Describing the event in itself, it explains the several steps crossed by the Tunisian population during their struggle for the establishmentof a democratic system. The study focuses on the meanings of the social uprising from a Tunisian individual  perspective. It uses the  Gramscian and post‐colonial approaches to understand the power relations between the political system and the Tunisian society.The data used have been collected  thru interviews with key informants and participants of the revolution and from books and articles written between December 17th 2010 and March 1st 2011. Different themes of the revolution are analyzed such as the role of the Internet. The Tunisian Revolution is a turning point in the History of Tunisia and the thesis aim to capture the different meanings if the social uprising from lived  experiences of the Tunisian citizens. (Less)
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author
Ross, Nathalie-Ann LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Tunisian Revolution, Gramsci, post‐colonial studies, discourse of development, democracy, Tunisia
language
English
id
2295302
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2015-02-03 14:07:17
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to define the Tunisian’s perceptions and understanding of the Tunisian Revolution. From the description of the socio‐economic and political contexts in Tunisia before the revolution, it draws the roots of the social uprising. Describing the event in itself, it explains the several steps crossed by the Tunisian population during their struggle for the establishmentof a democratic system. The study focuses on the meanings of the social uprising from a Tunisian individual  perspective. It uses the  Gramscian and post‐colonial approaches to understand the power relations between the political system and the Tunisian society.The data used have been collected  thru interviews with key informants and participants of the revolution and from books and articles written between December 17th 2010 and March 1st 2011. Different themes of the revolution are analyzed such as the role of the Internet. The Tunisian Revolution is a turning point in the History of Tunisia and the thesis aim to capture the different meanings if the social uprising from lived  experiences of the Tunisian citizens.},
  author       = {Ross, Nathalie-Ann},
  keyword      = {Tunisian Revolution,Gramsci,post‐colonial studies,discourse of development,democracy,Tunisia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When People Speak: A Post-Colonial Analysis of the Tunisian Revolution or a Path to Democracy},
  year         = {2012},
}