Two years after the Revolution that toppled former President Ben Ali, where does the Tunisian transition stand? Which direction is the transformation process of Tunisian institutions taking? Do Tunisian people see real changes?
One of the most significant but overlooked factors in American electoral politics, especially among foreign observers, is the role played by religious issues. Since the 1980s, divisions in the electorate based on levels of religious observance have become increasingly prominent in determining partisanship and vote choice – so much so that, by 2008, the political gap between religious and secular Americans had come to dwarf more widely recognized divisions.