[P5891] Decentralization and Local Governance in Tunisia
Created by Salih Yasun
Tuesday, 10/06/20 01:30 pm
SUMMARY:This panel will focus on a historical and contemporary analysis of local governance in Tunisia. What are the historical roots of local institutional governance, and how did the colonialism, independence, and the post-revolution events shape them? We will examine the development of local institutions from the Ottoman and French periods and the path dependent effects that they have had on local governance today. Despite the initial optimism following the 2018 Municipal Law, widespread resignations continue to paralyze local governance structures as the citizenship trust in municipalities continues to remain low, thus hardening back to legacies of authoritarianism. We will address the issues leading to the current dysfunction of local governance structure in Tunisia.