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Quand le régime du « changement » prône la « stabilité » mots et trajectoire de « développement » en Tunisie


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  • Samy Elbaz
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    According to analysts, ?stability? represents the main feature of Tunisian model of development. International donors point out positively that concern without specifying its outlines. They postulate that stability is a fundamental factor to realize economic development. Consequently, ?stability? can justify different economic strategies, even paradoxical ones. However, the use of ?stability? by Tunisian authorities refers to a technique of government rather than to a trivial semantic shift from macroeconomic to socio-political « stability ». The Tunisian discourse translates a mode of government which ambition is to adapt its action to a liberalized and globalized economy. It also intends to manage social pressure and redistribution conflicts. As a result, « stability » in the Tunisian context reveals a kind of government practices which aim at coherently articulating the economic, social and political fields in order to make transformations easier to govern.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue Tiers Monde.

    Volume (Year): n° 200 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 821-835

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_200_0821

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    Keywords: Stability; Tunisian government; donors; discourse; political economy;


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