CMES Research Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Tunisian Democracy
Presentation by Kasper Ly Netterstrøm, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at University of Copenhagen.
The Rise and Fall of Tunisian Democracy: What Can Research on the Tunisian Revolution and Democratization Process Teach Us About the Country’s Recent Democratic Backsliding?
Kasper Ly Netterstrøm is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at University of Copenhagen. He did his PHD at European University Institute in Florence on the Tunisian constitutional process after the 2011 revolution under the supervision of Professor Olivier Roy. After the PHD he has worked on issues related to Islam in Europe.
Since Kaïs Saïed cemented his one-man rule in Tunisia with the constitutional referendum on July 25, 2022, a debate about what went wrong with Tunisian democracy, and how to save it, is slowly emerging. In this lecture, postdoctoral fellow Kasper Ly Netterstrøm will revisit his research on the revolution and constitutional process and try to identify some of the more structural causes of the current crisis. The talk will touch upon the role of the Islamists, the Tunisian General Labor Union, the democratic institutions established by the 2014 constitution, the unfulfilled promises of the revolution, and much more.
The talk is held at CMES, Finngatan 16 in Lund. If you are not able to attend in-person, there is an option to attend via Zoom. Please register here for Zoom attendance: https://lu-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wocOmuqzwvHNCLS8eXLKXD_9uktJLhQr2c