This book maps out the main social and local conflicts that are currently fracturing Tunisian society today. These conflicts reflect both the loss of credibility due to the failure of national institutions and the rise of corporatism in the face of the difficulty of including young people in a civil society that is building new points of reference. Since 2011, they also reflect the tensions affecting Tunisia’s borders and the movements of populations from Libya and sub-Saharan Africa. Finally, they affect many departures from the country : from the flight of skills to illegal emigration.
Based on field surveys, the author outlines proposals for responses, alternative modes or ways out of crises, to build new regulations that are better controlled by the actors themselves.
Houda Laroussi is a doctor in sociology, HDR lecturer at the University of Carthage/Tunis. His work focuses on micro-credit, local development, social and solidarity economy, new actors in post-revolutionary Tunisia, as well as the descendants of Tunisian immigrants in France.