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Making the Tunisian Resurgence

  • Investigates the socioeconomic factors that triggered Tunisia’s Dignity Revolution

  • Identifies the multidimensional binding constraints preventing Tunisia from escaping the middle-income trap

  • Emphasizes building inclusive institutions, developing a new social contract and reinventing the leadership of Tunisia

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 17-63
  3. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 65-78
  4. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 79-92
  5. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 93-110
  6. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 143-151
  7. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 153-165
  8. Mahmoud Sami Nabi
    Pages 167-181
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-205

About this book

Introduction

“This book is a must-read. It is the only one that it is totally dedicated to the Tunisian social and economic issues which have been neglected by the political class and analysts.”

Hedi Larbi, Professor, Political Sciences Institute, Paris, France and Senior Scholar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

 “This is definitely a treasure of a book that deserves to be widely shared."

 —Mohamed Haouari, Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

This book investigates the socioeconomic factors that triggered Tunisia’s "revolution for dignity” and the current issues and challenges facing its economy while suggesting mechanisms and instruments for their resolution. The author begins by analyzing the roots of the revolution and the post-revolution situation from a political sociology perspective and then diagnoses the Tunisian economy before and after the revolution and identifies the multidimensional binding constraints preventing it from escaping the middle-income trap. The book then explores the pillars of an inclusive development strategy that Tunisia should pursue. The emphasis is made on building inclusive institutions, developing a new social contract and reinventing the country's leadership. Beyond the institutional dimension, the author suggests innovative financial channels, discusses the strategy of a successful integration of the Tunisian economy in the global economy as well as the pillars of its transformation into a knowledge-based economy.   

Mahmoud-Sami Nabi is Professor (Full) of economics at University of Carthage (FSEG Nabeul & LEGI-Tunisia Polytechnic School). He has also occupied the position of senior researcher economist at IRTI-IsDB Group. After obtaining a baccalaureate in mathematics (in Monastir, 1993) he earned a diploma of engineer in 1998 at Tunisia Polytechnic School (IPEST, EPT) and a PhD in economics in 2004 at the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. He has been engaged in economic analysis for more than fifteen years and published several papers in refereed international journals. Professor Nabi is Research Fellow of the  Economic Research Forum and member of the African Growth & Development Policy. He was nominated as independant member of the Licensing Committee of the Central Bank of Tunisia in November 2016.

Keywords

Tunisian Revolution Tunisia post-revolution political arena Economic Reforms in Tunisia Tunisia's Economic Potential Tunisia's integration into world economy Tunisia and knowledge-based economy History of Tunisia Tunisia's Constitution Social Cohesion in Tunisia Tunisia and the modernity-identity equation Tunisia and Development Strategy Ibn Khaldun’s development theory Tunisia and Islam Modernizing the Tunisian State Capital account liberalization in Tunisia Zaqat and Waqf in Tunisia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LEGI-Tunisia Polytechnic School and FSEG NabeulUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia

About the authors

Mahmoud-Sami Nabi is Professor (Full) of economics at University of Carthage (FSEG Nabeul & LEGI-Tunisia Polytechnic School). He has also occupied the position of senior researcher economist at IRTI-IsDB Group. After obtaining a baccalaureate in mathematics (in Monastir, 1993) he earned a diploma of engineer in 1998 at Tunisia Polytechnic School (IPEST, EPT) and a PhD in economics in 2004 at the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. He has been engaged in economic analysis for more than fifteen years and published several papers in refereed international journals. Professor Nabi is Research Fellow of the  Economic Research Forum and member of the African Growth & Development Policy. He was nominated as independant member of the Licensing Committee of the Central Bank of Tunisia in November 2016.

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Reviews

“This is an eye-opener well thought book, Professor Mahmoud Sami Nabi offers us to better understand the long protracting political transition of Tunisia. If the unique nascent Arab democracy were to consolidate, fixing its economy is an urgent matter, professors Nabi is stressing. The economic woes of Tunisia, past and present, are exposed in a very clear and substantiated ways. Departing from the mainstream and too conventional recommendations, innovative approach and paths to rebuild the Tunisian economy are offered. This book is a must-read. It is the only one that it is totally dedicated to the Tunisian social and economic issues which have been neglected by the political class and analysts.” (Hedi Larbi, Professor at Political Sciences Institute in Paris; Senior scholar at Kennedy school of Government, Harvard University; Former Minister of sustainable development (Tunisia) and Director at the World Bank, USA)

“Professor Nabi achieved an amazing tour de force by analyzing, with an incredible ease and clarity, the present situation of the Tunisian economy in the aftermath of a revolution that epitomizes the Arab Spring. He brilliantly describes several directions for achieving an inclusive development and building a competitive knowledge-based modern economy. This is definitely a treasure of a book that deserves to be  widely shared.” (Mohamed Haouari, Professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, USA)