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Politique de l’indépendance en conjoncture politique fluide : le cas de la Tunisie post-Ben Ali

Abstract : Reading the Tunisian Constitution of January 27, 2014, it can be seen that many independent public authorities have been constitutionalized. Alongside the Supreme Judicial Council and the Constitutional Court, there are now mentioned, in a specific chapter of the Constitution, five independent bodies. One might be tempted to analyze the constitutionalization of these authorities as the triumph of a democracy of impartiality, the fruit of the consensus of Tunisian constituents now acquired with respect for "international standards" of the rule of law and democracy. The Venice Commission did not fail to welcome the creation of independent constitutional bodies in its comments on the final draft of the constitution. It made certain recommendations aimed at strengthening their independence, in particular through a sufficiently diversified composition, based on the skills of its members, on the diversity of their geographical origin and the parity between men and women. Ultimately, the Tunisian independent public authorities are part of a process fueled by dynamics of depoliticization and politicization correlated to the political situation. Initially conceived as tools carrying neutrality, impartiality and expertise, intended to reduce the "political burden" of certain issues perceived as vital by political actors marked by relationships of distrust, they find themselves accused of serving such or such partisan interest and become objects of conflict.
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Larbi Chouikha, Eric Gobe. Politique de l’indépendance en conjoncture politique fluide : le cas de la Tunisie post-Ben Ali. Septentrion. Politique de l'indépendance. Formes et usages contemporains d'une technologie de gouvernement, Septentrion, pp.95-114, 2020, espaces olitiques, 2757429485. ⟨halshs-02435218⟩



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