The Tunisian Presidential Election: Five Questions with Professor Alfred Stepan

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Alfred Stepan has been called the democracy whisperer. As the Wallace Sayre Professor of Government he’s been watching, advising and studying government and democracy for over 40 years. He has done field research and written about more than 15 attempts at democratic transition, including relatively successful attempts in Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, India, Indonesia and Senegal. He has just returned from his sixth visit to Tunisia with a field report (that he delivered as a talk on December 3) on the development of democracy building there.

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