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Max Gallien and Mohamed Dhia Hammami

Corruption et réforme en Tunisie: les dangers d'une analyse élitiste

[Picture taken by Corinna Mullin]

Le 24 mai, une série d'arrestations de personnalités de haut rang a secoué la Tunisie. Un groupe d'hommes d'affaires éminents, des entrepreneurs dans l'économie parallèle, ainsi que des hauts fonctionnaires des services douaniers ont été arrêtés dans le cadre de ce que le chef du gouvernement Youssef Chahed a décrit comme le début d'une nouvelle guerre contre la corruption dans le pays. Randis que Chahed recevait beaucoup de louanges publiques après cette annonce, certains ...

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Corruption and Reform in Tunisia: The Dangers of an Elitist Analysis

[Picture taken by Corinna Mullin]

On May 24th, a wave of high-profile arrests rocked Tunisia. A range of prominent businessmen, entrepreneurs in the parallel economy, as well as high-ranking officials in the customs services were arrested in what the Head of the Government Youssef Chahed described as the beginning of a new crack-down on corruption in the country. While Chahed received much public applause for this announcement, analysts have begun framing the sudden crackdown as a power move in a political ...

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Max Gallien and Mohamed Dhia Hammami

 

Max Gallien is a PhD candidate in International Development at the London School of Economics, and has an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford. He specialises in informal economies and the political economy of North Africa. His current project focuses on informal trade networks in the borderlands of Tunisia and Morocco.  (@MaxGallien) 

Mohamed Dhia Hammami is a major in College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University a multidisciplinary program focusing on History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. He previously worked as a journalist and as a research consultant on corruption and natural resources-related issues. (@_med_Dhia)