Associations and young people during the Tunisian transition: pluralism, socialisation, and democratic legitimation?

Desrues, Thierry and Velasco Arranz, Ana Ralfaela (2019). Associations and young people during the Tunisian transition: pluralism, socialisation, and democratic legitimation?. "The Journal of North African Studies", v. Open A (n. 24); pp. 251-271. ISSN 1362-9387. https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2019.1665286.

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Title: Associations and young people during the Tunisian transition: pluralism, socialisation, and democratic legitimation?
Author/s:
  • Desrues, Thierry
  • Velasco Arranz, Ana Ralfaela
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: The Journal of North African Studies
Date: September 2019
ISSN: 1362-9387
Volume: Open A
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Association; young people; activists; civil society; democratic transition; Tunisia
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In Tunisia, during the initial years of the democratic transition, the number of registered associations has doubled. The few studies available point out that a significant proportion of the new associations? membership is made up of young people. This specific participation of young people in the network of associations that emerged from 2011 onwards is not very well-known either. In this article, we wish to contribute primarily to providing information that facilitates understanding of the changes that have taken place in the associative sector and in the participation of young people in it. Furthermore, we believe that Tunisia is, in a way, a "laboratory" in which civic participation in contexts of democratic consolidation can be explored. Specifically, using data obtained from two surveys conducted in 2015 and 2016 we propose, first, to examine the profile of the young people active in the associations and the areas in which their associations intervene, in order to see to what extent the argument regarding the plural representation of the heterogeneity of young people can be verified through the network of associations. Second, we aim to evaluate the contribution of socialisation through associations to the inculcation of a democratic culture that would be verified in the electoral behaviour of young association activists. Third, we aim to open a debate about the possible ?macro? or systemic effects of these data; that is to say, about the representation of pluralism and diversity in Tunisian society, as well as the legitimation of democratic institutions.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCSO2014-52998-C3-2-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedPublic problems andactivists in the Maghreb. Social and political participation of young people in its localand transnational dimensions
Government of SpainCSO2017-84949-C3-2-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCrisis and political representation inNorth Africa. Institutional mechanisms and opposition

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Item ID: 66055
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/66055/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:66055
DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2019.1665286
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Apr 2021 08:47
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 08:49
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