Tunisia: In Tataouine, Socio-Economic Marginalization Is a Time Bomb

Author
Alessandra Bajec
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
Despite being rich in oil and gas, Tataouine in the south of Tunisia has remained severely underdeveloped and marginalized, pushing its inhabitants, time and again, to protest for reinvestment of its wealth in infrastructure and local jobs. This paper examines the underlying drivers of the ongoing unrest in Tataouine, the heavy-handed response of the security forces, and the successive Tunisian governments’ broken pledges to address the region’s socio-economic marginalization.
Topic
Governance, Accountability, Marginalization, Socioeconomics , Civil Unrest
Political Geography
Africa, Tunisia