Limited Statehood in the Security Sector

  • Ruth Hanau Santini
Part of the Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean book series (RTM)


In post-revolutionary times, when statehood traditionally undergoes a process of consolidation, the security sector and its reform is one of the essential steps undertaken by the new regime. Despite public pressures to deeply change the politics of security in the aftermath of the revolution, the onset of terrorist attacks and the availability of external donors to strengthen the performance of security forces without structural reforms in their norms and principles has favored centralization of security policy-making and has improved security and the perception of security in the country, without operating any significant change in terms of normative orientation of the security apparatus.


Security Reform Terrorism Presidentialization Tunisia 


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  • Ruth Hanau Santini
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  1. 1.University of Naples - L’OrientaleNaplesItaly

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