From fundamentalism to conservatism: The Tunisian Islamist party and the process of democratization.

In this blog, Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone reflect on the trajectory of the Nahda party in Tunisia. Unlike the Islamist parties in many other Arab states, this party has becoming increasingly moderate since its inception. What can we learn from Nahda? What does their experience tell us about the fate of Political Islamism and democratisation? Francesco works in the Department of Political Science at the Université Laval, Canada. Fabio works at the Gerda Henkel Foundation, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The full account of this research was recently published in Democratisation.            Read More »

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