December 7, 2023

“The Failure of Democracy in the Arab Context: The Tunisian Case” // 15th December 2023 in Palermo and online


On 15th December 2023, the University of Palermo will host the international Reset DOC conference, in collaboration with the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH).

International analysts will examine and will reflect on the historical and economic reasons for the struggle of democracy to take root in the Arab world: historical factors such as the consequences of oil resources, autocratic regimes, the inability to effectively implement economic reforms, the historical legacy of the alliance with the Soviet Union and the effects of colonialism, and in more recent times the negative parabola of the “Arab Springs” and in particular the failure of the compromise between Islamic and secular political forces that had made possible the beginning of a democratic path for Tunisia, now dominated by an autocratic power that arrests opponents.

The event, open to the public, will take place from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm on December 15th, in the Sala Magna of the Complesso Monumentale dello Steri, Piazza Marina, 59 (Palermo) and will be entirely in English. Have a look here for the detailed programme of the event!

To attend the event onsite, please register here.

To attend online, please register here on Zoom.

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