In the Triple Threat to Tunisia’s Democracy, Corruption is King

23/01/2018 | by Fabian Stroetges

DGAPkompakt 1 (January 2018), 6 pp.

Category: Corruption, Tunisia

As austerity protestors clash with security forces in Tunisia, the country’s young democracy is threatened by a triple challenge: Insecurity, a lack of socioeconomic development and persistent corruption are interlinked and reinforce each other. Individually and in concert they undermine citizens’ confidence in the democratic system and hamper its ability to produce democracy dividends.

REUTERS/Amine Ben Aziza

People attend demonstrations on the seventh anniversary of the toppling of president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, in Tunis, Tunisia January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Amine Ben Aziza

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