Tunisian Military and Regime Change


  • Jelisaveta Blagojevic Centre for Library, Documentation and Archive of the Parliament of Montenegro – Parliamentary Institute




non-democratic regime, uprisings, military, democratic transition, Tunisia


This paper has several research objectives. They are related to the description of the position of the military in the non-democratic regime in Tunisia, as well as to the clarification of its role in the overthrow of the regime, that is, to the identification of the causal factors that determine the military role during uprisings. The purpose of this paper is to show that the support of the military or its neutral position during such uprisings represents necessary condition for success of transition from a non-democratic regime. Applying two-level model of analyses based on the strategic approach to transition, we concluded that the nature of civil-military relations in the previous regime and the nature of protest determine the role of the military in the uprisings. In other words, the character of the previous non-democratic regime and the initiators of transition settle the model and the results of transition, and its consolidation.


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Author Biography

Jelisaveta Blagojevic, Centre for Library, Documentation and Archive of the Parliament of Montenegro – Parliamentary Institute

Holds a PhD degree in International Relations obtained from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro in July 2020. As a PhD researcher she spent one month at the Jagellonian University, six months at La Sapienza University of Roma (October 2014-May 2015) and six weeks as a fellow at the European Parliament – European Parliamentary Research Service (12 September – 21 October 2016). Currently, she works as a Head of the Centre for Library, Documentation and Archive of the Parliament of Montenegro – Parliamentary Institute.


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2021-12-15 — Updated on 2022-02-25


How to Cite

Blagojevic, Jelisaveta. (2021) 2022. “Tunisian Military and Regime Change”. Politeja 18 (5(74):335-53. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.18.2021.74.20.