Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Democratic Revolution in Tunisia?

For the latest and best analyses and comments on recent events in Tunisia, see Juan Cole's post, "The First Middle East Revolution since 1979," Karima Bennoune's post at IntLawGrrls, "North African People Power," and Marc Lynch, "The Political Economy of 'Democracy Promotion,'" at the New Left Project.

In addition to the links in Bennoune's post above, see this article from Middle East Report (205: October-December, 1997), "Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Tunisia."

Update from Al Jazeera: "Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia"

Second Update: As to why the heading for this post took the form of a question, see Cole's latest comments, "Tunisia between Democracy and Anarchy."
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