Revolution and international migration in Tunisia
Title: Revolution and international migration in Tunisia
Author: BOUBAKRI, Hassan
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; MPC Research Report; 2013/04
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
This report analyzes the evolution of the context for migration in Tunisia and in the region more generally before and since the revolution of 2011. The arrival of thousands of Tunisian migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa in the days and weeks which ollowed the fall of the Ben Ali regime raised many questions. Not least there is the problem of what factors pushed so many young Tunisians to leave the country where they had fought for reforms. Why did they not celebrate the downfall of the dictatorship by staying to enjoy the freedoms and dignity, which had been so dearly acquired? Why did they not choose to live their dreams in Tunisia?
Migration Policy Centre; Version in other language: Migration Policy Centre; MPC Research Report; 2013/01
Type of Access: openAccess