German-Tunisian authors’ workshop in Passau

From October 14th to 19th, the research cluster “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” held its third workshop in Passau. To this end, the German and Tunisian research fellows gathered to engage in in-depth discussions of the different chapter drafts for the joint publication. The drafts covering diverse aspects of Tunisia’s international relations and it’s […]

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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“ […]

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New publication on the Tunisian Constitutional Process

In May 2014, the TiT Associate Dr. Mathieu Rousselin organised a conference at the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg Duisburg on the Tunisian constitutional process. Several contributions have now been published in the Global Dialogues series, among them an analysis of the interplay of politics and religion in the new Tunisian Constitution by our former TiT fellows Elyès Bousbih […]

Working Paper on US democracy promotion in Tunisia

Our group member and coordinator Tasnim Abderrahim has published a Working Paper entitled “American Democracy Promotion in Transitioning Tunisia: A Recipient-Centered Approach”. Tasnim investigates how Tunisian NGO activists that work with funding by the United States perceive and evaluate the latter. To this end, she conducted several interviews with civil society representatives in Tunis. To […]



Research Cluster “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations”: Kick-off workshop

Over the past weekend, the research Cluster “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” has had a successful first workshop with Mr. Wolfgang Karlstetter on methodology in social science. After an encompassing overview of scientific reasoning and different social science methods, all the fellows had the opportunity to discuss their individual research questions, designs and methodology […]

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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Final Call for Contributions 2015

The main aim in this final year of the project will be to complete a book on Tunisia and international politics. As this will be the first publication of its kind and in the field, we are aiming to achieve a high academic level, as we hope that it will find attention not only in […]

Tunisia in Transition: Authors’ Workshop in Passau

The two sub-groups of the Research Group “Tunisia in Transition” held a workshop in Passau in order to prepare for their upcoming publications.The Research Fellows used this meeting opportunity to exchange views on their draft articles. The atmosphere was passionate and the quality of debate was very high, mirroring the ambitions of a generation driving […]


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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 […]