Why Tunisians are still out on the streets: a decade after the ‘Dignity Revolution’

Saerom Han, Andrea Teti, Pamela Abbott

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It has been 10 years since nation-wide protests in Tunisia led to the ousting of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his regime. Ben Ali led Tunisia for 23 years. Tunisia’s “Dignity Revolution” marked the first time a long-standing Arab autocrat was removed by a mass uprising.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Andrea Teti received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 320214.

Pamela Abbott received funding from the EU for the research on which this article is based.

Saerom Han does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • Protest
  • Unemployment
  • Inequality
  • Tunisia
  • Jasmine Revolution

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