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New publication on French-Tunisian relations

Our project members Laura-Theresa Krüger and Bernhard Stahl have just published a theory-driven analysis of French-Tunisian relations before and since 2011 in the journal Mediterranean Politics: Laura-Theresa Krüger & Bernhard Stahl (2016): The French foreign policy U-turn in the Arab Spring – the case of Tunisia, Mediterranean Politics. For a free access copy, please use […]


The research group 'Tunisia in Transition – International Relations'

Final Project Meeting in Tunis

After we handed in our book manuscript in late June, our research group ‘Tunisia in Transition – International Relations’ met for a last project meeting in Tunis from 23 to 25 September 2016. The programme comprised a visit to and discussion at the Truth and Dignity Commission as well as a roundtable on Europe’s way […]


Coordination team meets to finalise book manuscript

Last week, the coordination team of “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” met in Passau in order to discuss last issues regarding the joint book publication. We further drafted the introduction and rearranged parts of the overall book structure that we also discussed with Prof. Stahl. After this intense and fruitful meeting, we are confident […]

Finalising the book part titles

New publication on German-Tunisian Relations

Recently, Dr. Edmund Ratka and Prof. Bernhard Stahl have contributed a chapter on German-Tunisian relations in a German book on special relations: Ratka, Edmund / Stahl, Bernhard (2015): “Deutschland und Tunesien – eine Kantianische Freundschaft im Werden?”, in: Sebastian Harnisch / Klaus Brummer / Kai Oppermann (Hrsg.), „Sonderbeziehungen als Nexus zwischen Außenpolitik und internationalen Beziehungen“ […]


Research Cluster “Ethnographies of Transition” – Next Workshop: “Multi-sited Ethnography, Anthropology by Appointment and Sensory Anthropology: Qualitative Methods of Data Collection”

Having re-visited in our first workshop the instruments of „Research Design“ (February 13th-14th) with Dr. Mathieu Rousselin, our next workshop on “Multi-sited Ethnography, Anthropology by Appointment and Sensory Anthropology: Qualitative Methods of Data Collection” explores both classical and contemporary approaches in anthropological methodology. Our external guest will be Dr. Julia Bayer (LMU), who has a […]


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Article on European policies towards Tunisia since the Arab Spring

Our project members Laura-Theresa Krüger and Edmund Ratka jointly published an article about the perception of European policies in Tunisia after the Arab Spring. In their article, based on interviews with civil society activists in Tunis, they investigate  whether Tunisians perceive a change in Euro-Tunisian relations and how effective and unified the presumably ‘new’ policy is in Tunisian […]