The Tunisian Model of Democratic transition after December / 2010 Revolution

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Othman Othman/supervisor
Prof. Ayman Talal/external examiner
Dr. Amjad Abu Al-Ezz/internal examinier
Dr. Othman Othman/supervisor
Abdel-Rahman Youssef Salameh
The purpose of the study is to highlight the nature of "The Tunisian Model of Democratic transition after December/ 2010 Revolution" since the Tunisian independence until end of 2014, It addresses the transformations which took place in Tunisia in the aftermath of the revolution in January 2010, and highlights the most important challenges and obstacles facing the democratic transformation in Tunisia, and how the political parties and the civil society organizations have overcome those obstacles. The study also reviews provisions of the newly adopted constitution, which was passed during the transitional period and how it has addressed all kinds of public freedoms including freedom of expression and women's rights, The researcher adopted the descriptive analytical methodology in undertaking this study due to the ability of this approach in analyzing the content from a scientific way, This methodology addressed the problem and its nature, and measures the degree of its transformation, It also helps in identifying its reasons and directions, and addressed the Tunisian experience through describing the historical context and sequences, especially those related to the Tunisian revolution, and its requirements which led to the ending of the rule of Zein al-Abidin Ben Ali, It also addresses measures undertaken towards the democratic transformations after the revolution through focusing on the accession to powers, adoption of the Tunisian constitution and political pluralism which Tunisia has witnessed in its political life. The study was based in dealing with the subject of the study to a group of previous studies and relevant literature , and data Tunisian situation after the revolution , and the behavior of the military establishment , and take a positive attitude toward the revolution, and rejected by the Supreme Military Command suppressing fire on the demonstrators , which has had a great great impact on the success of the revolution in addition to that it has the political parties was a pivotal and positive role because of the understandings that got between the heads of the political parties and elites to gain access to the country's peaceful transfer of power , and not to engage in internal Aguettalat ominous , Apart from the official and clear position of the institutions of civil society represented by "General Union of Tunisian Workers" Towards a convergence of views between the political parties, all the way to answer the main question that the nature of the Tunisian experience in democratic transition, and the most important challenges faced by the process of this transformation, and how they overcame the forces and political parties Tunisian these challenges, and the impact on the process of democratization, and to test existing study hypothesis that the Republic of Tunisia has been able to democratically transformed by the political behavior that characterized its forces and political parties, which has been shown through partnership and multi-party system between the different forces.
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