Tunisia: A Journey Through a Country That Works

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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 ...

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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 throughout 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781900988438
  • Publisher: Stacey International
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Georgie Anne Geyer is a veteran foreign correspondent and a syndicated columnist on international affairs. She is renowned for her in-depth interviews with world leaders, including Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, numerous American presidents, and the elusive Fidel Castro, the subject of her controversial book Guerrilla Prince. Her 10 books also include her own fascinating autobiography, Buying the Night Flight.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The South: Preparing for the Tour de France 13
Chapter 2 A Mosaic of a Land: Politics by Stages 37
Chapter 3 From Bourguiba to Ben Ali: From Father to Brother 69
Chapter 4 From One-Party Rule to Evolutionary Democracy: To Sons and Daughters 99
Chapter 5 The Cultural Evolution: Throwing Light at the Shadows 123
Chapter 6 From Developing Nation to Emerging Nation: The Politics and Process of Incremental Change 147
Chapter 7 Tunisia: One Mosaic of a Model 173
A Brief Outline of Tunisian History 193
Suggested Reading 197
Index 199
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