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Author Wolf, Anne (Anne M.), author

Title Ben Ali's Tunisia : power and contention in an authoritarian regime / Anne Wolf
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource
Summary "Based on a wealth of new primary data, Anne Wolf offers the first account of the internal regime factors that—so she demonstrates—ultimately caused the fall of the longtime dictatorship of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia during the Arab Uprisings, challenging studies focusing on the role of mass mobilization alone. She shows that in the last decade of Ben Ali’s presidency, dissent within his ruling party, the Constitutional Democratic Rally, mounted to such an extent that followers began challenging their own powerbroker, culminating in regime figures staging a secret coup d’état against Ben Ali in January 2011—an event which has not been uncovered before. Wolf proposes a new theory of power and contention within ruling parties in authoritarian regimes to explain how dictators seek to fortify their rule and foster party-political stability, but also when, why, and how they succumb to internal contention and with what effect"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (Oxford Academic, viewed on January 26, 2024)
Subject Bin ʻAlī, Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn.
Bin ʻAlī, Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn
Politics and government
African history.
Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 1987-2011.
Tunisia -- History -- 1987-
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191964541