Looking for the Revolution: Fighting for Socioeconomic Rights and Democracy in Tunisia

23 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2015

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Valeria Verdolini

University of Milan - Faculty of Law; University of Bologna - Istituto Giuridico 'Antonio Cicu'

Date Written: February 28, 2015

Abstract

English Abstract: The paper aims to analyse the political instances produced by protesters during the uprisings of January 2011 in Tunisia (evolved in the destitution and escape of former president Ben Alì), which provoked the beginning of a process of transition in Tunisia. The main aim is to reconstruct -- according to Foucault -- the contents of the uprisings and the extended ‘practices of liberation’; to follow and analyse the Constitution-making process, and to evaluate the ‘practices of liberty’ and the public space for freedom. The project aims to rebuild the grassroots instances advanced during the protests (the fights for rights) and their reception (or not reception) firstly in the preparatory works of the commissions deputed to handle the political transition, in second instance, in the new Tunisian Constitution.

Spanish Abstract: Este artículo pretende analizar las instancias políticas producidas por los manifestantes durante las revueltas de enero de 2011 en Túnez (que dieron lugar a la destitución y fuga del antiguo presidente Ben Alì), que dieron lugar a un proceso de transición en Túnez. El objetivo principal es la reconstrucción -- según Foucault -- del contenido de las revueltas y las extendidas “prácticas de liberación”, para, a continuación, analizar el proceso constituyente, y evaluar las “prácticas de libertad” y el espacio público de libertad. El proyecto pretende reconstruir las instancias populares que se desarrollaron durante las protestas (la lucha por los derechos) y su recepción (o falta de la misma), en primer lugar en las tareas preparatorias de las comisiones designadas para manejar la transición política, y en segunda instancia, la nueva Constitución tunecina.

Keywords: Tunisia, revolution, Constitution, democracy, socio-economic rights, Túnez, revolución, Constitución, democracia, derechos socioeconómicos

Suggested Citation

Verdolini, Valeria, Looking for the Revolution: Fighting for Socioeconomic Rights and Democracy in Tunisia (February 28, 2015). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2571618

Valeria Verdolini (Contact Author)

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University of Bologna - Istituto Giuridico 'Antonio Cicu' ( email )

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Bologna, 40126
Italy

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