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


  • Samy Elbaz


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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  • Samy Elbaz, 2009. "Quand le régime du « changement » prône la « stabilité » mots et trajectoire de « développement » en Tunisie," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 821-835.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_200_0821

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