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by Georgie Anne Geyer


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Geyer sees Tunisia as "a country that works," and she backs this assertion by relating a series of conversations with various politicians and prominent academics. The reasons for Tunisia’s success are many.

Geyer sees Tunisia as "a country that works," and she backs this assertion by relating a series of conversations with various politicians and prominent academics. There have been two presidents since 1956 whose progressive policies have worked wonders for the country’s infrastructure. Foreign Minister Habib Ben Yahia cites Tunisia’s commitment to maintaining a "dialogue of all the social forces in the country" as a buffer to extremist tendencies.

Her book is designed for uncritical tourists, joining a. .Geyer presents the official line about Tunisia's "irreversible democratization".

Her book is designed for uncritical tourists, joining a pantheon of similar journalistic endeavors by Pierre Rossi (whom she cites) and others in praise of Habib Bourguiba and subsequently of Ben AIi. On the positive side, Tunisia is indeed a country "that works" and that compares favorably on most economic and social indicators with its Arab neighbors. Geyer presents the official line about Tunisia's "irreversible democratization" (p. 31) that is being carefully engineered in stages, resulting in a "massive tectonic shift" (p. 116) from the single-party system managed by Habib Bourguiba from 1955 to 1987 to a multi-party system established in support of Ben Ali's regime in the 1990s.

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Part 2 of 2) Georgie Anne Geyer is an internationally known foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate. Her thrice-weekly columns on international affairs have appeared in more than 120 newspapers in the United States and Latin America for twenty-six years, including the Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Dallas Morning News, Universal de Caracas, and Diario las Americas. Her two newest books are Tunisia: A Journey through a Country that Works and When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail of the Sacred Cats.

Khaddar, "Tunisia" pp. 849, 850. ^ Abadi, Tunisia since the Arab Conquest (2013) p. 532. ^ C. Georgie Anne Geyer, Tunisia. A journey through a country that works (London: Stacy International 2003). Perkins, History of Modern Tunisia (2004) p. 202. ^ Emma C. Murphy, "Under the Emperor's Neoliberal clothes!

Tunisia: a Journey Through a Country that Works ; Georgie Ann Geyer Through an investigation of the structures of state and civil society, including financial systems, they also demonstrate that there is .

Tunisia: a Journey Through a Country that Works ; Georgie Ann Geyer. The book's value as a source on the Algerian war is therefore limited, though it is worth the attention of those who study how torture and atrocity are remembered by the perpetrators. Through an investigation of the structures of state and civil society, including financial systems, they also demonstrate that there is a direct correlation between economic performance and democratization. In other words, the more liberal the polity, the more effective is its economy in responding to globalization.

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Tunisia : A Journey Through a Country That Works. by Georgie Anne Geyer.

Tunisia : A Journey Through a Country That Works. This is the story of how one strikingly beautiful country, with few resources, geographically positioned in a notably troubled neighborhood, has achieved an economic miracle.

Georgie Anne Geyer (April 2, 1935 – May 15, 2019) was an American journalist who covered the world as a female foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and then became a syndicated columnist for the Universal Press Syndicate. Her columns focused on foreign affairs issues and appeared in approximately 120 newspapers in North and South America.

This is the story of how one strikingly beautiful country, with few resources, geographically positioned in a notably troubled neighborhood, has achieved an economic miracle. Sensible planning; timed development; and open international policy, instigated in the 1980s, have helped to create a progressive and flourishing country against the odds. To the extent that you could easily think you were in the South of France rather than in Africa, with its cosmopolitan feel. Geyer writes that she has seen nothing as spectacular as the Tunisian development policy put into action. Accounts of the author's firsthand experiences from traveling in Tunisia not only feature descriptions about Tunisia's visible achievements but also accounts of the people, their mind set, and way of life. Tunisia is a fine example of a living success story for the tourist as well as the social scientist.

Comments: (3)

Modigas
Read only if you're interested in how neoconservative and neoimperialistic discourses were shaped pre-Arab Spring. Tunisia's old regime had a propaganda arm, the ATCE (Agence Tunisienne de Communication Extérieure) which assisted and paid foreign journalists to spread regime propaganda abroad. It wouldn't surprise me if this book was the fruit of their and Geyer's collaboration. 7 years after the Tunisian revolution, it nearly goes without saying that this shill's account was partial and ludicrously inaccurate.
Xarcondre
I received this book as a gift. The book's subtitle is the key: "A country that works". By that is meant a country that functions well. Ms. Geyer reviews the recent history of Tunisia as led first by Habib Bourgiba and now by Ben-Ali, leaders who have carefully set up policies and investments (e.g. investment in girls' education) designed to raise the country from a poor agricultural French colony to a successful independent nation, reaching out to participate as a player in the European economy. The theme of the book is that true democracy - not just elections but stability and human rights - is very difficult to establish, requiring an educated populace, a sizable middle class, and a certain amount of mutual trust across the society - which have to be in place before elections; in this context, Tunisia's leaders have been carefully building these prerequisites and Tunisia stands out as an ongoing success against a background of failed efforts - including, so far, the effort in Iraq - to establish democracy by magic (or other) bullets. The book will reveal that Ms. Geyer has an affection for Tunisia and Tunisians, but I think her assessment is not bad - my daughter, her Tunisian husband, and her two children live in Tunisia (and all of them speak in English and Arabic) and Geyer's assessment is confirmed by our experiences there as well as many discussions about the matters raised in the book.
Gravelblade
Authoritarian regimes all over the Third World, including the Arab World, have had their acolytes within Washington-based policy-making circles and among so-called detached 'experts'. Here's an example of the most harrowing kind. Human rights abuses were considered a mere 'dark spot', the absence of democracy not particularly troubling in the broader scheme of things, and neither was the existence of a greedy state elite in Tunisia. As long as they were anti-Islamist then these elites were fine, from such a point of view. And now we see that masses of ordinary people have risen up against these supposedly benign, enlightened regimes that were the favourite of the author and her ilk. The author should feel a sense of great shame, if not the need to explain how absolutely wrong the work was.
Tunisia:  A Journey Through a Country That Works download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Georgie Anne Geyer
ISBN: 1900988437
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Stacey International; 1 edition (February 1, 2004)
Pages: 240 pages